1st Festival 1991

Main programme

Sonntag 17. Nov. // 17.00 Uhr und 22.00 Uhr
Schauspielhaus / Probebühne

Danskern, Amsterdam

»2 dance 2 gether«
(»2 tanzen 2 Tänze«)

Moderne Ballette nach Paul Klee und Egon Schiele



Adriaan Kans


Maureen Krumeich, Adriaan Kans

»Cycle ∞« (»Zyklus ∞«)


Charles Ives, Concord Sonata
Olivier Messiaen, Visions d l'Amen


Joep Mutsaers, Nancy Kerkhofs, Leontine Franssen
nach dem Gemälde »Ad Parnassum« von Paul Klee

»Me, Egon« (»Ich, Egon«)


Johann Sebastian Bach, Suite Nr. 2 d-moll für Violoncello solo

Die Musik wird eingespielt.

Two famous twentieth century painters were the inspiration for these two demanding pas de deux. The Swiss Paul Klee (1879-1940) is regarded as one of the great innovators of European art. His pictures possess qualities of cheerfulness, irony and tragedy simultaneously; his art evokes both the power of human mortality and that of universal eternity. The 1932 painting »Ad parnassum« forms the background to this abstract ballet.

As a contrast, »Me, Egon« is based on a real period in the life of Egon Schiele (1890-1991), one of the most important representatives of Austrian art nouveau. Wally Neuzil was his model and lover for four years, and her fascinating eroticism can be seen in many of Schiele's paintings.

Before they turned to dancing duets, Maureen Krumeich and Adriaan Kans danced in large companies, performing works by world-reknowned choreographers such as Doris Humphrey, José Limón and Anna Sokolow.