Akram Khan / Jiří Kylián / Sharon Eyal | MAMT

Akram Khan / Jiří Kylián / Sharon Eyal

The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre presents a program of one-act ballets, consisting of a revival of Jiří Kylián’s Petite mort and the Russian premieres of Autodance by Sharon Eyal and KAASH by Akram Khan.

Akram Khan is one of the most famous dancers and choreographers of our time. His reputation is based on the success of experimental, but at the same time understandable to the general public, works such as Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata, iTMOi, DESH etc. His first full-length ballet KAASH premiered in 2002. The starting points for the creation of this performance were “hindu deities, black holes, Indian time cycles, tabla, creation and destruction”. This production represents сhoreographer’s desire to build bridges between the worlds of modern dance and Indian classical dance “Kathak”.

The second ballet of the program is the masterpiece by Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián Petite mort. The premiere of the one-act ballet took place on 11 July 2010.

“Jiří Kylián’s Petite mort is about the eternal relationship between love and death, coming together at the highest point of love ecstasy”.
Laurent Hilaire,
Artistic Director of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Ballet

Exquisite, highly intelligent entertainment – this is how the Swedish press wrote about the premiere of Autodance*, created by the famous Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal together with Guy Behar for the Gothenburg Ballet Company in 2018. According to the creator, the work is woven from the very essence of the movement in all its purity and clarity. The dancers appear to be asexual and the focus shifts to the movements of their legs. In the space of Autodance, dance, the technique of its implementation and music in the genre of “techno” organically merge: this is a solid, visually rich and precisely constructed spectacle. In 2022, this performance takes part in the competition of the National Theater Award “Golden Mask” in the nominations “Ballet/Performance”, “Ballet /female role” (Oksana Kardash).

* The production was created in collaboration with the Mart Foundation.
* The premiere of Autodance is supported by the Embassy of the State of Israel in the Russian Federation.


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Running Time
2 hours 10 minutes with two intermissions
Premiere at the SND Music Theatre
April 2 2021

Creative Team

Choreography, Set Design and Lighting Design Conception (Petite mort)
Assistant to Choreographer (Petite mort)
Lighting Design Realisation (Petite mort)
Music Director (Petite mort)
Creator (Autodance)
Co-creator (Autodance)
Assistant to Creator and Costume Designer (Autodance)
Lighting Designer (Autodance)
Choreography (KAASH)
Staging (KAASH)
Set Designer (KAASH)
Costume Designer (KAASH)
Lighting Designer (KAASH)

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