In this Workshop, Parvaneh Scharafali will teach Solo material of Jiri Kylian’s repertoire.

Where: Art Factory International Via della Casa Buia 4/A Bologna, Italy

When: 26th – 27th January 2019 / Time: 11am – 4pm

Jiri Kylian (Czechoslovakia, 1947) – Kylian made his debut as a choreographer with ”Paradox” in Stuttgart Ballet John Cranko for the Noverre Gesellschaft. After having made three Ballets for Nederlands Dans Theater (Viewers, Stoolgame and La Cathedrale Engloutie) he became artistic director of the company in 1975.

In 1978 he put Nederlands Dans Theater on the international map with Sinfonietta. That same year, together with Carel Birnie, he founded Nederlands Dans Theater 2, which served as a bridge between school and professional company life and was meant to give young dancers the opportunity to develop their skills and talents and to function as a breeding ground for young talent.

He also initiated Nederlands Dans Theater 3 in 1991, the company for older dancers, above forty years of age. This three-dimensional structure was unique in the world of dance. After an extraordinary record of service, Kylian handed over the artistic leadership in 1999, but remained associated to the dance company as house choreographer until December 2009.

Kylian has created nearly 100 works of which many are performed all over the world.

Parvaneh has been fortunate to have been part of several of his last creations that he has done for Nederlands Dans Theater before he resigned from his position as house choreographer.

She will focus on Solo’s that have been created on her and will attempt on giving a glimpse of the special experience that she made by working with Jiri Kylian.

Attempts on finding the freedom and breath within the crystal clear precision and technique that the choreography demands – The challenge and pleasure of dancing his work.

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Workshop Fee: 180€

Contact details:
Art Factory International
Via della Casa Buia 4/A Bologna

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