This event finished on: 9 October 2009
Last Touch First, created by Jirí Kylián with Michael Schumacher, focuses on three couples and unfolds like an eerie, slow-motion Victorian melodrama.
Jirí Kylián, world famous choreographer and previous director of Nederlands Dans Theater, is celebrated for exploring the creative potential of older performers.
Last Touch First is a moving and aesthetically beautiful piece, exploring the desperation and madness of six lonely characters who find a sense of togetherness as the work progresses. Set to an evocative soundtrack, the piece recalls the plays of Anton Chekhov, a central inspiration to the choreographers. In this intimate work, the technical brilliance of the dancers and the extravagant costumes and scenery create a dramatic and gripping atmosphere.
Meet the Artist: Thu 8 October. Free to same-day ticket holders after the performance.
‘beautiful in content as well as aesthetically brilliant, [it] touches points of human pain.' DANCE EXPRESSIONS