Beyond the tutu

  • Copyright Vlaamse Opera / Annemie Augustijns
  • Copyright Jimmy Bollaert


Beyond the tutu

From 16/04/2014 in Antwerp - from 09/05/2014 in Ghent

A triple challenge for the Royal Ballet of Flanders with this provocative triple bill. The evening is a tribute to ballet as an art form and at the same time questions ballet myths.
La Bayadère: The Kingdom of the Shades 
Cynthia Harvey, one of the greatest ballerinas of her generation, is coming to Flanders to stage her version of Petipa’s La Bayadère: The Kingdom of the Shades. It is one of the finest and most demanding ballets for female dancers.

CHOREOGRAFIE Cynthia Harvey naar Marius Petipa / MUZIEK Ludwig Minkus
Made Man 
The male dancers in the company will go to the extremes of their ability in Nicolo Fonte’s Made Man. Its premiere was in 2010 and is now returning to the stage. Made Man is a powerful and moving look at male dance. Fonte writes dynamic choreographies that stick in the memory and provide mental nourishment.

CHOREOGRAFIE Nicolo Fonte / MUZIEK David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Anna Clyne / DECOR- EN KOSTUUMONTWERP Markus Pysall / LICHTONTWERP Brad Fields
The programme closes with Alexander Ekman’s Tyll, which is a premiere for the Royal Ballet of Flanders. Ekman is one of the choreographers most in demand on today’s international dance scene. He is currently the full-time guest choreographer at the Nederlands Dans Theater. In Tyll he sketches an outline of dance history. At its premiere in 2007 this work for the full company took the Swedish audience by storm.

CHOREOGRAFIE, SCENOGRAFIE Alexander Ekman / MUZIEK Mikael Karlsson / KOSTUUMS Bregje van Balen / SCENOGRAFIE, VIDEO, LICHT Tom Visser


Length: 2 h 25 min, incl. 2 breaks

Tickets from € 15.00 to € 45.00


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9000 Gent



Introductions on specific dates:
- Fri 18/04 at 19h15
- Sa 10/05 at 19h15
- Su 11/05 at 14h15