Győr Ballet: Homage to Queen
6th PÉCS INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL 27 SEPTEMBER 2012 19.00 p.m.
Costumes and choreography: Ben van Cauwenbergh
Stage and visuals: Dmitrij Simkin
Assistants: Marek Tuma, Michael Kropf, László Velekei, Renáta Fuchs
Lighting: Ben van Cauwenbergh, Péter Hécz
Ballet director: János Kiss
Alexey Dolbilov, Artem Pozdeev, Melinda Berzéki, Kristóf Csősz, Daichi Uematsu, Renáta Fuchs, Diána Gyurmánczi, Alexandra Hancz, Beatrix Hardi, Réka Hegyi, István Horváth, Kada Horváth, Krisztián Horváth, Zoltán Jekli, Attila Kiss, Adrienn Matuza, Balázs Pátkai, Bálint Sebestyén, Judit Szalai, Emese Szalai, Tamás Szanyi, Georgina Szendrei, Barbara Tüű, Ágnes Varga
The Belgian choreographer Ben van Cauwenbergh – previously ballet director of the Hessian State Theatre of Wiesbaden, currently filling the same role at the Aalto Theatre in Essen – has drawn inspiration from the multi-faceted music and vivacity of the rock group Queen, and from the personality of Freddie Mercury. In 2004, he created a unique production that melds rock music with the aesthetics of classical ballet.
The principal themes of the production are love (Love of My Life), the golden age of rock and roll (Crazy Little Thing Called Love), the grotesque (Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon), and the exciting ambience of the criminal underworld (Another One Bites The Dust). The composition of the closing scene is a requiem for Freddie Mercury and his farewell to the audience (Who Wants to Live Forever).
This performance was drafted together with Mr. D. Simkin, who also designed the stage for this production as well as the projections.
Photo: Gábor Dusa, Tibor Laposa
The 6th Pécs International Dance Festival was sponsored by:
E.ON - official sponsor of Ballet Pécs
National Cultural Fund, Ministry of Human Resources, Town Council of Pécs, Szigetvári Takarék