PROMETHEUS - Dutch national ballet
WUBKJE KUINDERSMA, ERNST MEISNER AND REMI WÖRTMEYERDivine fire
In his entire career, Beethoven wrote only a single ballet: Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus – an allegorical ballet d’action composed in 1801 for the imperial court at Vienna. The music was well-received, but apart from a brief synopsis – Prometheus steals fire from the gods to give to two mortals – nothing of the choreography survives. In Beethoven, Dutch National Ballet presents the world première of a new, abstracted translation of the Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus. Following in the footsteps of the DNB’s original three ‘Vans’ and their 1975 co-creation Collective Symphony, Beethoven’s ballet will be recreated by a trio of rising young choreographers: Wubkje Kuindersma, Ernst Meisner and Remi Wörtmeyer.
Premiere : 11th June 2020 Muziektheater Amsterdam
cancelled DUE TO COVID-19