Nederlands Dans Theater > Sarabande



In Sarabande (1990) Kylián shows his sense of humour as well as his - erupting quite suddenly at times in this piece- aggression. With six dancers on stage, it is bursting with male energy. The choreography also clearly shows how important music is to Kylián. The beautiful violin sounds by Bach surround a much rawer piece where the dancers use their voices forcefully. Sarabande is so inventive and rich in visual effects that it leaves plenty of room for your own interpretation.

World premiere

13 september 1990 A&T Danstheater, Den Haag


Jiří Kylián

Additional Credits

Muziek: Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita Nr. 2 - d' moll BWV 1004 (1720)- Sarabande - electronische bewerking: Dick Heuff

Eddie Vetter, de Telegraaf
Over Sarabande
October 29, 2012

‘Stoer atletisch vertoon en angstkreten die door merg en been gaan, wisselen elkaar af in één brok dynamiet van achttien minuten’