27-29 april 2017
Cullbergbaletten 50 år
Eurydice is Dead & Protagonist
In 2017 Cullbergbaletten celebrates 50 years of epoch-making and ground breaking contemporary dance. During the jubilee celebration in April two monumental works that were created for and with the company will be presented: Eurydice is Dead by Birgit Cullberg from 1968 and Protagonist by Jefta van Dinther.
Eurydice is Dead and Protagonist both explore the need for and the aftermath of a revolution.
Through the encounter between two monumental choreographies from Cullbergbaletten’s repertoire a new energy will emerge that allows the audience to see the intrinsic artistic quality of each work. Eurydice is Dead premiered in January 1968 and became an important political piece about the individual’s fight against power and oppression in a dictatorship. Birgit Cullberg was inspired by the film Battle of Algiers, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, and by Greek mythology.
The music is composed by Ennio Morricone. The restaging of Birgit Cullberg’s Eurydice is Dead will be carried out in collaboration with Mats Ek and Ana Laguna.
Protagonist by Jefta van Dinther was created with fourteen dancers and premiered at Julidans in Amsterdam in the summer of 2016, with songs by the music wonder ELIAS.
Birthday celebration April 27th
After the performance, everyone in the audience is welcome to stay and take part in DANCEOKE with the ÖFA Kollektivet as well as dance to DJ Karim & Karam and Zhala.
21.15 Karim & Karam, Small Stage
21.15 ÖFA, Wardrobe area
22.30 Zhala, Small stage
22.30 ÖFA, Wardrobe area
23.30 The party ends
Foto: Urban Jörén