Partita for him and her
His first stage production for the Norwegian National Ballet. A ballet that combines two very different partitas for solo violin.
Dancers: Members from the Norwegian National Ballet
Music: Nordheim; Partita für Paul
Bach; Partita no. 2 Ciaccona
Costumes: Kari-Anne Nilsen
Light design: Vidar Sævarang
Premiere: 8.of September 2005
Duration: 25 min.
From the press:
“Very promising choreography” Dagbladet
“An extraordinary successful meeting between Bach and Nordheim, and the choreography exploits the atmosphere in the music in an appealing way. This is a ballet that speaks directly to the parts in the brain that controls our deeper feelings” Varden
“A childlike playfulness and vulnerability is portrayed humorously and eventually gives us an intimate and close interaction between man and woman.
Both the playfulness and seriousness of a couples different stages are depicted clearly”
“The dark, mysterious, introspective, feminine and the bright, extroverted, vital and masculine is expressed to Arne Nordheims music. These two qualities meet and break before they at last melt together in sublime harmony to Bachs beautiful music.”