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Overgrown Path

New York City Center
New York, New York 

October 23, 2008 at 7:30 PM
October 24, 2008 at 8:00 PM
October 25, 2008 at 8:00 PM
October 28, 2008 at 7:30 PM
November 2, 2008 at 7:00 PM  

Synopsis:
After seeing a performance of Jiri Kylian’s works at City Center, Antony Tudor told Mr. Kylian that he was carrying on his life’s work. Many have since made the comparison between the two choreographers, especially noting the romanticism, expressionism, and concern for communicating emotion through movement. Flattered by the compliment, Jiri Kylian later dedicated Overgrown Path to Antony Tudor. The ballet is inspired by Leoš Janáček’s autobiographical piano pieces, the “path” is the composer’s life, imbued with rich memories of his small Czech village to the untimely demise of his beloved daughter.

Choreography by: Jiri Kylian
Music by: Leos Janacek
Set by: Walter Nobbe
Costumes by: Walter Nobbe
Lighting by: Kees Tjebbes

 



Choreographer Jiří Kylián.
Photo: Dirk Buwalda