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Nederlands Dans Theater / choreography, Jiří Kylián.

Video/Projected medium
[Halle/Saale] : Arthaus Musik, [2009]
1 videodisc (68 min.) : sound, color. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (22 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Summary note:
This video presents three early ballets by of one of the most important choreographers of the late 20th century, Prague born Jirí Kylián. The first two pieces are set to music by Igor Stravinsky. "Svadebka" is Kylián's version of "Les Noces," wherein a young bride and groom become betrothed through the workings of matchmakers, bid farewell to their parents, and are married in an ecstatic wedding ceremony. "Symphony of Psalms" is an ensemble piece, turning grim impersonality into a celebration of the spirituality of being, the glory of humanity and love. "Torso," set to music by Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu, is a sexy, steamy look at two lost lovers--a sultry ambivalent woman, and an anguished man. It is unclear whether she is real or a figment of his imagination, or what role she plays in his distress.
Originally produced 1983-1984.
Creation/​Production credits:
Svadebka: Kühn Mixed Choir conducted by Pavel Kühn ; set and costume design, John MacFarlane ; lighting design, Jennifer Tipton. Symphony of psalms: London Symphony Orchestra, English Bach Festival Chorus, conductor, Leonard Bernstein ; set design, William Katz ; lighting design, Joop Caboort ; costumes, Joop Stokvis. Torso: set design and costumes, Walter Nobbe ; lighting design, Joop Caboort ; Cameraman, Torsten Törnquist ; editing, Jan Askelöf.
System details:
  • DVD-9; Region 0 (All), NTSC; soundtrack in PCM stereo; aspect ratio 4:3.
  • DVD-9; soundtrack in PCM stereo; aspect ratio 4:3; NTSC; region 0.
Svadebka: danced by Joke Zijlstra (Bride), Gerald Tibbs (Bridegroom), Eve Walstrum, Leigh Warren (matchmakers), Roslyn Anderson (her mother), Ric McCullough (her father), Sabine Kupferberg (his mother), Leigh Matthews (his father), Catherine Allard, Kathleen Fitzgerald, Karin Heijninck, Nora Kimball, Marly Knoben, Fiona Lummis (bridesmaids), Patrick Dadey, Glen Eddy, Jean-Yves Esquerre, Michael Sanders, Tony Vandescasteele, Aryeh Weiner (best men); performed by Kühn Mixed Choir ; solists Dorothy Dorow, Lucia Meeuwsen, Justin Lavender, Lieuwe Visser. Symphony of psalms: danced by Shane Carroll, Alida Chase, Marly Knoben, Sabine Kupferberg, Susan McKee, Pauline Schenk, Eve Walstrum, Joke Zijlstra, Nils Christe, Glen Eddy, Peter Lawrence, Leigh Matthews, Ric McCullough, Michael Sanders, Gerald Tibbs, James Vincent. Torso: dancers, Sabine Kupferberg, Leigh Warren.
No spoken language in pieces; credits in English; booklet in English and German.
Svadebka / choreography, Jiří Kylián ; music "Les Noces" ("The Wedding") by Igor Stravinsky ; director, Hans Hulscher ; a co-production of NOS-TV and RM Arts (1984) (25 min.) -- Symphony of psalms / choreography, Jiří Kylián ; music "Symphony of Psalms" by Igor Stravinsky ; director, Fred Bosman ; a co-production of NOS, ZDF and RM Arts (1983) (26 min.) -- Torso / choreography, Jiří Kylián ; music Tōru Takemitsu ; producer/director, Torbjörn Ehrnvall ; produced by Swedish Television, Nederlands Dans Theatre, and RM Arts ; an Arts International presentation (1983) (16 min.).
  • Nonfiction television programs
  • Televised dance
  • Cultural television programs
  • Television program—Netherlands
  • Television program—Great Britain
  • Television program—Germany
  • Television program—Sweden
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • History
Other title(s):
  • Svadebka (Choreographic work : Kylián)
  • Psalmensymphonie (Choreographic work : Kylian)
  • Torso (Choreographic work : Kylián)
Title on menu, disc label, and container:
  • Jiří Kylián : Nederlands Dans Theater
Publisher no.:
102 115
Universal Product Code:
  • 807280211597
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