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Johan Inger’s Walking Mad (Excerpt) | Finnish National Ballet….

November 10, 2013

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

Dancers:

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.

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