Set to Beethoven, Adagio Hammerklavier is a "beautifully lyrical work", while Concertante, with music from Frank Martin’s Petite Symphonie, is a "captivating combination of humour and aggression".
Completing the bill is one of van Manen’s most famous abstract ballets. Set to Beethoven's Grosse Fuge and considered a masterwork of the 20th century, Grosse Fuge has been performed around the world for 40 years and is a regular fixture in the repertoires of the world’s leading ballet companies.
With a body of work that includes more than 120 ballets, created over the course of a career spanning nearly six decades, Hans van Manen is recognised as one of the most important choreographers of his generation.
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