When I Am Laid in Earth/Furioso

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When I Am Laid in Earth/Furioso

When I Am Laid in Earth/Furioso


Ballet Vlaanderen is taking Meryl Tankard's virtuosic ‘Furioso’ to Concertgebouw Brugge in combination with the beautiful ‘When I Am Laid In Earth’ by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

In the captivating aria When I am Laid in Earth from Purcell's Dido & Aeneas the mythical queen Dido laments her fate. After she's left by her lover, she has no other resort but to end her own life. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui found the inspiration for his compelling duet not only in Purcell's lyrics and music, but also in Pina Bausch' oeuvre. She is one of the most iconic choreographers in the 20th century and used this aria as a dramatic highlight of her famous Café Müller.

Furioso by the Australian choreographer Meryl Tankard became world-famous thanks to the virtuoso choreography, some of which is performed aerially on ropes. It is a fiery and passionate work of dance theatre in which the boundaries of masculinity and femininity are pushed to the extreme. Through spectacular sequences of movements, this danced tragedy functions as utopian fantasy of the reunion of former lovers.

The work 'Sarah was 90 years old' by Arvo Pärt is presented in collaboration with Universal Edition Wien, represented by bureau ALMO

1 hr 45 mins

Free introduction 45 minutes before the start of the performance.

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