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Jiří Kylián is a living legend. He is the creator of more than a hundred works, several of which form part of the repertoires of some of the greatest dance centers in the world such as the Stuttgart Ballet, the Paris Opéra, the Munich Bayerisches Staatsballett and the Tokyo Ballet. Jiří Kylián (born in the Czechoslovakia, 1947) has been artistic director and house choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater for more than thirty years. Throughout his career, Kylián created over 70 choreographies for NDT.

“Wings of Wax is an attempt to show not only the rationality of laws, which govern the technique of the dancers but by an equal measure to show the spiritual and emotional value of these physical exercises. The interdependence and trust amongst the dancers in this work is of essential importance. All the activities, seen in this work, represent time, space, or environment, in which strength, weaknesses, doubts, aggressions or failures are allowed to coexist. In fact, it is a stylized and amplified portrait of many of our everyday struggles." - Jiří Kylián

“Ballets choreographed by Jiří Kylián are passionate, rhapsodic, even tempestuous.” - The New York Times

“Kylián works magic with movement – it is never predictable, never looks forced – and yet it is so accomplished that the eye can hardly follow everything that is happening.” - NRC Handelsblad

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Production Notes

  • Theatre Company
  • Nederlands Dans Theater
  • Parental rating
  • Parental rating information not available.
  • Duration
  • 23 min
  • Year
  • 2008
  • In theaters
  • No
  • Category / Genre
  • Dance

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