A ballet of 27 minutes and 52 seconds by Jiří Kylián
Jirí Kylián’s 27’52” , a ballet he created in 2002 for NDT 2, takes the viewer along for a game of seeking and being sought, of holding and being held, pulling and pushing. A game in which the dancer must ultimately exit the stage solo. The title itself represents the length of the piece, 27 minutes and 52 seconds. Also, it refers to the date of birth of the former dancer and NDT icon to whom the work is dedicated, Gerald Tibbs (20-07-1952).
27’52” was developed through a unique collaboration between choreographer and composer, as German composer Dirk Haubrich created the music specifically for this piece.
In the NDT 2 program Souls made apparent the young dancers of the company perform this ballet again; it can be seen via live streams on Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 March 2021. In this story we tell you more about this creation, you will find quotes from dancers from the original cast and photos of different generations of NDT 2 dancing 27’52 “.