Le Chant du Rossignol
Available for on-demand streaming from June 29 until 31 January 2024
Part of the From Russia with love triptych
The Greek National Opera presents Igor Stravinsky's singular ballet Le Chant du Rossignol choreographed by Marco Goecke on GNO TV.
Marco Goecke's choreography for Le Chant du Rossignol is like a song of movements. A song in a cage, outside, in the wind, in the rain. A silent song in the earth, in a little wooden box. Fluttering, fidgeting, twitching and spasming. Whoever watches a Marco Goecke ballet for the first time is inevitably astonished; the choreographer virtually attacks the audience with movement - with unusual movement, for in contrast to classical en pointe or modern ballet, in Goecke's work, above all, we see the torso and its extremities in sheer turmoil. In Goecke's ballets, the focus is no longer the beautiful legs. Arms and hands, which until now were rounded daintily or stretched out casually, are suddenly no longer the formulaic complement above the more active lower half of the body. Instead, a wholly new universe of movement evolves around head and torso. Very soon, islands of meaning appear from within this nervy river; what initially seemed to be restless suddenly demands to be recognised and understood and wants to be integrated. When asked to put the essence of his choreography in a nutshell, Goecke said: "Tragoùdi, Èros, Thànatos".
Choreography-Sets Marco Goecke
Costumes Michaela Springer
Le Chant du Rossignol is part of the From Russia with love triptych, presented from 6/4/2019 to 21/4 /2019.
With a 5-euro ticket, viewers can enjoy this production from the comfort of their homes at tv.nationalopera.gr/en, at any time they choose, on their computer, ipad, TV or mobile phones. The ticket offers the possibility to access the performance for an unlimited number of times over the course of a 30-day period starting from the first streaming.
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