Dance Open Cinema Hall

Even Dance Open Festival cannot host every performance of the wish list: there are restrictions concerning logistics, venue capacity and stage size, and simply the limited number of festival days.

That is why in frames of the Online Marathon we show the records of performances we wanted to bring but were not able to, a well as last seasons’ productions that were in higher demand then the possible tickets amount.

Surely, a record and a live performance are very different kinds of activity and even of art. But we suppose that they both have unique advantages: for example, a video camera may highlight the details which escape a human eye.

This playbill is flexible, as we are constantly discussing with ballet companies whether they can provide us with new videos of their performances. One thing we can absolutely guarantee: Dance Open cinema just like Dance Open festival shows only the world’s best ballet.

APRIL 14. «CARMINA BURANA»

LE BALLET DU GRAND THÉÂTRE DE GENÈVE.
CHOREOGRAPHY: CLAUDE BRUMACHON.
MUSIC: CARL ORFF

The series of the film shows will be opened by Claude Brumachon's Carmina Burana performed by the Geneva Grand Theater ballet. In the context of recent events experienced by people, this performance "sounds" truly therapeutically. The severity of being, aggression and despair here are shown through a softening art filter — you can look at it point blank, it will not hurt, but fear and depression must be lived and experienced in order to become stronger. There is no literary plot where good fights with the forces of evil: the plot of the ballet is the ideal rhythmic order in music, which meets plastics chaos in choreography. But the unlimited power of life will triumph anyway.

APRIL 16. «DER TRAUM DER ROTEN KAMMER»

BALLETT DORTMUND
CHOREOGRAPHY: XIN PENG WANG
MUSIC: MICHAEL NYMAN

Dream of the Red Chamber is based on one of the greatest Chinese novels with the same name written in the 18th century by Cáo Xueqín. The history of the rise and fall of the wealthy Jia family with internal upheavals described in the book has become something like our Eugene Onegin or War and Peace for national Chinese identity — generations relate their experience to the tragic love story of young Baoyu and his cousin Lin Daiyu. The Dortmund production, originally carried out together with the Hong Kong Theater, is not limited to being illustrative (although authentic folklore notes are present here), but is looking for a plot connection with modern China, the empire — economic giant. And it is found, not least thanks to the music of Michael Nyman — one of the most innovative modern minimalist composers, the author of the soundtracks for the films The Piano, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, and Gattaka.

Online broadcast will be avialable on April 16 via the VK.com and our website danceopen.com for free.
Duration: 1 hour 53 minutes

Broadcast will start at 7 p.m.

APRIL 18 «STABAT MATER»

BALLET OF SLOVENE NATIONAL THEATRE MARIBOR.
CHOREOGRAPHY: EDWARD CLUG
MUSIC: GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESI

Theatre gift from the Maribor Ballet and Edward Klug — the Stabat Mater ballet, which the Dance Open will exclusively show on VKontakte on April 18, is hard to overestimate. The medieval Catholic sequence “Stabat mater dolorosa” (“The grieving Mother stood ...”), which tells of one of the most piercing gospel stories, takes on a real opera volume in Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s music. Hope is the defining concept for the choreographer in this music. From here comes a detached thoughtfulness, without imposing a specific plot and said names.

Broadcast will be avialable on April,16 via the VK.com and our website danceopen.com for free.
Duration: 37 minutes

Broadcast will start at 7 p.m.

APRIL, 20. «BOLERO»

DANCE COMPANY THEATER OSNABRUECK
CHOREOGRAPHY: MAURO DE CANDIA
MUSIC: MAURICE RAVEL

In the Bolero score of Maurice Ravel, which has countless choreographic interpretations, the Italian choreographer Mauro de Candia first heard a dystopia. On stage, the artists of the Osnabrück Dance Theater are in uniform, under cold light and in puffs of smoke. The set design is ascetic. Plastic language is streamlined and laconic: the world, where the individualities are destroyed goes to a disaster. There is again something to think about, and it’s clear where to move to move on.

Online broadcast will be available on April, 20 via the VK.com and our website danceopen.com for free.
Duration: 20 minutes

Broadcast will start at 7 p.m.

APRIL 22. «NUTCRACKER»

LE BALLET DU GRAND THÉÂTRE DE GENÈVE
CHOREOGRAPHY: JEROEN VERBRUGGEN
MUSIC: PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY

All adults who have forgotten that they were once fourteen should definitely watch the Nutcracker by Jeroen Verbruggen. In the online marathon program, this is another psychotherapeutic session from the Geneva Grand Theater: either a fairy tale about finding a soul mate, or an animated blockbuster in the spirit of Tim Burton, or an unpredictable quest through the Wonderland, where youth looks for itself and loses itself in hundreds of reflections and dozens of the doors. Here, each step has a butterfly effect: you shout, but where you are heard and who will respond is not to guess. But the nutshell of fear and doubt will surely crack when love comes.

Online broadcast will be avialable on April 22 via the VK.com and our website danceopen.com for free
Duration: 1 hour 23 minutes

Broadcast will start at 7 p.m.

APRIL 24. «LA PASTORALE»

MALANDAIN BALLET BIARRITZ
CHOREOGRAPHY: THIERRY MALANDAIN
MUSIC: LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

The French choreographer Thierry Malandain repeatedly came to Russia. We are accustomed to his signature: he is a master at speaking beautifully about complex things. “La Pastorale”, which Dance Open will show on April 24 — that`s Beethoven`s “La Pastorale” Sixth Symphony and Cantata op.112. The premiere of the performance took place in December 2019, but appears to be especially relevant today. The idea of the choreographer is that we are all closed in our space and forced to deal with our own demons, but not to destroy the world around us. The finale is in a completely Beethoven spirit: harmony can only be achieved together with other people and in unity with nature.

Online broadcast will be avialable on April 24 via the VK.com and our website danceopen.com for free
Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes

Broadcast will start at 7 p.m.

APRIL 26. «FAUST»
BALLETT DORTMUND

PART I.«GEWISSEN!»
CHOREOGRAPHY: XIN PENG WANG
MUSIC: HENRYK MIKOLAJ GORECKI, BRYCE DRESSNER, IGOR WAKHEVITCH, SUPERFLU and RAMMSTEIN

PART II.«ERLÖSUNG!»
CHOREOGRAPHY: XIN PENG WANG
MUSIC: HANS ABRAHAMSEN, LOUIS ANDRIESSEN, LUCIANO BERIO, MICHAEL GORDON, DAVID LANG AND PETERIS VASKS

The literary plot of the second performance of the Dortmund Ballet – Goethe's Faust – does not require presentation. Xin Peng Wang, as always, asks questions on behalf of those who live today, highlighting their interpretation with a non-trivial choice of music: Henryk Górecki’s score and Rammstein’s songs are adjacent here. Is modern man being destroyed by the insatiable thirst for knowledge, more and more looking similar to destructive arrogance? Details indicating the time of the action are minimized, and Goethe's mystical plot is brought to the level of the parable: is there any hope for salvation, for liberation (“Erlösung!” — this is exactly the name of the second part of a large three-hour ballet) after the experience lived by mankind in the 20th century? Thought-provoking material will be available on April 26.

Online broadcast will be avialable on April 26 via the VK.com, Fontanka.ru and our website danceopen.com for free.
Duration: 3 hours (Part I and Part II)

Broadcast will start at 7 p.m.

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