Petite Mort: Jiri Kylian & The Nederlands Dans Theatre
Petite Mort (1991)
Choreography: Jiří Kylián
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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.
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