Our dancers create a mosaic of dance styles with a series of short choreographies
Choreolab, the platform for emerging choreographic talent, is back. Just like in previous seasons, the dancers of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen are invited to create short choreographies and treat us to a dazzling array of ballet and dance styles. What's new is the focus on a vibrant dialogue between the dancers and musicians of the Symphonic Orchestra of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen. For this edition, José Reyes, a double bassist in the orchestra, has created inventive arrangements of a wide range of music, from Baroque to exuberant Latin music.
Zoë Ashe-Browne and Kirsten Wicklund present new, contemporary choreographies set to instrumental works by J.S. Bach. Claudio Cangialosi takes on the beautiful Adagio from Alessandro Marcello's Oboe Concerto, which gained fame through Bach's adaptation for harpsichord, and Nicola Wills presents a new duet set to romantic harp music by Welsh composer John Thomas, titled 'Somniloquy'. The program also includes a guest choreography and danceable instrumental music by Maurice Ravel, Alberto Ginastera and Arturo Márquez.
ca. 2 hours and 15 minutes, including break
With the support of the Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government.