Johan Inger’s Walking Mad (Excerpt) | Finnish National Ballet….
Walking Mad (excerpt)
Choreography: Johan Inger
Set & Costume Design: Johan Inger
Lighting design: Erik Berglund
Music: Maurice Ravel, Bolero
(The Original 28 Min. Work Also Incorporates Arvo Pärt)
Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera
Linda Haakana, Johanna Nuutinen, Anna Sariola, Henrik Burman, Antti Keinänen, Nikolas Koskivirta, Johan Pakkanen, Samuli Poutanen, Emrecan Tanis
Finnish National Ballet 90th Anniversary Gala, January 2012
World Premiere: Netherlands Dance Theatre 2001
Johan Inger, formerly Artistic Director of Cullberg Ballet and a member of the Royal Swedish Ballet and Netherlands Dance Theatre (NDT), has created a breathtaking work for nine dancers that is set to Ravel’s Bolero and reflects Socrates belief that “our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness.” Choreographed for Netherlands Dance Theatre in 2001, Inger received the Lucas Hoving Award (Dutch) for best production and the Danza & Danza Award for this ballet.