1st Steps

Program and cast

Trois Gnossiennes


Ballet in one act


Cast


Solo female: N.N.
Solo male: N.N.
Featuring on piano: N.N.


Credits


Choreographer: Hans van Manen
Composer: Erik Satie
Set designer: Hans van Manen
Costume designer: Hans van Manen / Joop Stokvis
Lighting designer: Jan Hofstra
Répétiteurs: Mária Aradi / Tamás Solymosi
Rehearsals supervised by: Igone de Jongh
Company répétiteurs: Mária Aradi


Premiere: Oct. 20, 2017


Walking Mad


Ballet in one act


Cast


1st girl: N.N.
2nd girl: N.N.
3rd girl: N.N.
1st boy: N.N.
2nd boy: N.N.
3rd boy: N.N.
4th boy: N.N.
5th boy: N.N.
6th boy: N.N.


Credits


Choreographer: Johan Inger
Composer: Arvo Pärt / Maurice Ravel
Set and costume designer: Johan Inger
Lighting designer: Erik Berglund
Répétiteur: Carl Inger
Coach and staging ballet master: Yvan Dubreuil
Company répétiteurs: Edit Rujsz


Premiere: Sept. 19, 2015


Falling Angels


Ballet in one act


Cast


1st girl: N.N.
2nd girl: N.N.
3rd girl: N.N.
4th girl: N.N.
5th girl: N.N.
6th girl: N.N.
7th girl: N.N.
8th girl: N.N.


Credits


Choreographer: Jiří Kylián
Composer: Steve Reich
Set designer: Jiří Kylián
Costume designer:  Joke Visser
Lighting designer: Jiří Kylián
Light realisation: Joop Caboort
Technical adaptation: Joost Biegelaar
Coach and staging ballet master: Roslyn Anderson
Company répétiteur: Edit Rujsz


Premiere: Jan. 29, 2016


Episode 31


Ballet in one act


Hungarian premiere


Cast


Male duet: N.N.
Tapper: N.N.
Girl on pointe: N.N.
Walking man: N.N.
Rovers: N.N.


Credits


Choreographer: Alexander Ekman
Composer: Ane Brun / Erik Satie / Mikael Karlsson
Set designer: Alexander Ekman
Costume designer: Luke Simcock
Lighting designer: Nicole Pearce
Répétiteur: Fernando Troya
Company répétiteur: Marianna Venekei

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Erkel Theatre

Opened in 1911 originally, the Erkel Theatre is Hungary’s largest theatre building. Its history is intertwined with the golden age of Hungarian opera performance, with such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Éva Marton and Grace Bumbry all having graced the stage of a building whose acoustics are considered the stuff of opera legend.

After being shuttered up for more than five years with its fate in doubt following closure in 2007, the Hungarian government last year provided 1.7 billion forints in grants for the theatre’s renewal, allowing the Hungarian State Opera to renovate the Erkel Theatre to a standard suitable for holding performances.

Much of the refurbishments took place behind the scenes, with soloist and shared dressing rooms and common areas refitted and expanded. In addition, the stage’s technical equipment has undergone significant modernisation, while the building’s service systems (water, plumbing, heating and ventilation) have also been brought up to date.

Audiences will now step into an auditorium with a completely new look, while every effort was made to ensure that the building's fantastic acoustic properties remained unchanged. A factor that will greatly increase comfort is the modern ventilation system installed in the seating area. Although the number of seats has been reduced from 1,935 to 1,819 by refitting the rows of seats for more comfort, the theatre nevertheless retains its rank as the highest capacity theatre in Hungary – and in Eastern Central Europe.

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