BalletX Fall Series 2018
About BalletX Fall Series 2018
Berlin-based Irish choreographer Marguerite Donlon’s World Premiere "The Last Lifeboat" tells the true story of her grand-aunt, Katherine Gilnagh, who survived the Titanic sinking. Featuring a recording of Gilnagh’s firsthand account interwoven with original music by Dirk Haubrich, the piece is part of a larger narrative about emigration and the will to live. Donlon is known for creating characters that are “living, breathing human being[s]” (Huffington Post).
Wubkje Kuindersma’s World Premiere Yonder contemplates the hopes and dreams we associate with the horizon, and the bodies of water and land that can thwart or facilitate our journeys. Hailing from the Netherlands – a country nearly a third below sea level – Kuindersma is uniquely positioned to share her meditation on natural phenomena and destiny. She has been called a “new name to watch” and recognized for expressing “intimacy with a light touch” (Financial Times) in her previous works.
Barcelona-based choreographer Cayetano Soto won over BalletX audiences in recent years with his ballets Malasangre and Schachmatt. He returns for his first World Premiere on the company entitled Napoleon/Napoleon; a work that explores imperialism through the lens of satire and his signature style, “bursting with inventive choreography and physical comic magic” (Huffington Post).