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Philadelphia Ballet – Hans van Manen’s Humankind
May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on May 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on May 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm
One event on May 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on May 15, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Hans van Manen, the acclaimed Dutch choreographer, famously quipped, “As soon as I place two people in an empty room, I express a mood or relationship.”
In this program, van Manen’s fascination with interpersonal relationships is brought to the forefront in a series of most celebrated ballets. Set to Beethoven’s music, Grosse Fuge is an intense exploration of the push and pull of attraction and rejection that exists between humans, a theme that is reflected in the shifting emotionality of the dancers as they move from flirtatious to erotic, from tender to threatening. The award-winning Variations for Two Couples is a nuanced and inventive ballet that moves through shifting styles and mood, borrowing inspiration from the dancers themselves. 5 Tango’s provides a vivacious finale to this program, fusing the steamy sensuality of traditional Tango with the poise and precision of pointe work.
Estimated run time 1:50h
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