Carl OrffEdward Clug
The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall
20. 5. 2023 19:00 h - 20:00 h
Schedule of performances
Friday 2. 6. 2023
19:00 h 20:00 h
The scenic cantata Carmina Burana by the German composer Carl Orff is one of the most famous musical works. The composer drew on Richard Wagner's concept of the "absolute work of art" in an attempt to create a vision of "theatrum mundi" (theatre of the world) that combines music, movement and speech. The choreography, set to captivating music, was created by Edward Clug, one of today's most sought-after choreographers. The choreography unfolds the evolution of life through the flow of dance images on the stage. The choreographic stage drawing is dominated by the circle, the originating moment for the dancers, the beginning and the end, simplicity and perfection. Carmina Burana's choreographic and staging concept offers a purely visual and energetically hypnotic experience of the merger of music and dance.
The production features recorded music.
Running time: 1 hrs with no interval
Première May 19, 2023
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Music Carl Orff
Choreography Edward Clug
Assistant choreographer Tijuana Križman Hudernik
Scenic design Marko Japelj
Costume design Leo Kulaš
Lighting design Tomaž Premzl
Characters and cast Slovak National Theatre corps de ballet and soloists