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Petite Mort: Jiri Kylian & The Nederlands Dans Theatre

July 30, 2012

Petite Mort (1991)

Choreography: Jiří Kylián

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto in A Major – Adagio

Piano Concerto in C Major – Andante

Set Design: Jiří Kylián

Costumes: Joke Visser

Jiří Kylián composed this piece for the 1991 Salzburg Festival on the second centenary of Mozart’s death. With six men, six women, and six foils, they symbolically exude energy, silence, and sexuality.

Petite Mort, literally meaning “small death” serves as a paraphrase for orgasm in French and Arabic.

Dancers:

Nancy Euverick, Sol Leon, Lorraine Blouin, Elke Schepers, Cora Kroese, Fiona Lummis,

Jorma Elo, Miguel Rodriguez, Stefan Zeromski, Johan Inger, Martin Muller, Paul Lightfoot

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