Inspired by the Munch painting The Dance of Life, Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land has an unsettling, yearning, striving feeling: the uneasy atmosphere of a storm brewing. Britten’s melancholy Sinfonia da Requiem drives the movement along in tidal surges.
In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
William Forsythe’s thrilling ballet has the haughty semi-contemptuous style of catwalk models. A pack of dancers stalk around the stage, pulling out sharp bursts of pyrotechnic dancing and then wandering off insouciantly to the visceral collisions of the electronic score.