Fondazione Nazionale della Danza


in italiano

14’20’’ // coreografia Jiri Kylian

excerpt/duet from the work 27'52''

Choreography by Jiří Kylián

Music: Dirk Haubrich (new composition, based upon 2 themes by Gustav Mahler)
Décor design: Jiří Kylián
Costume design: Joke Visser
Light design: Kees Tjebbes

The title 14'20" simply derives from the duration of this piece.
In fact it is a segment of the original work entitled 27'52"
Our life seems to be determined by time - But "time" is a very abstract term! We do not know what time is.
We have made machines which measure time more accurately than ever before....
This is surely very important, but many philosophers tell us, that there is no such thing as "time" - They teach us that "time"
is only an invention of human beings....!
All this is possible, but one thing us sure: our time is determined by two minuscule moments:
The moment in which we are born and the moment in which we die.
The work I made is not only about "time". It is also about "speed", about "love"
and about "aging".
In fact it is all very simple but also incredibly complicated and for sure totally inexplicable!
(Jiří Kylián,The Hague, the Netherlands - July 22, 2013)

World première 27’52’’
Den Haag (NL) Nederlands Dans Theater 2, Lucent Danstheater, 21 February 2002

Première 14’20’’
Reggio Emilia (IT), Teatro Valli, Gala dei Ritorni, 16 January 2007

Restaged for Aterballetto
Reggio Emilia (Italy), Teatro Valli, 6 November 2015

Duration: 14’ 20’’ - For two dancers