Modern Masters Interactive Graphic

Modern Masters honours the work of three of the most influential and creative choreographers of the 20th century, and brings two new ballets to English National Ballet’s repertoire.

We’ve teamed up with our friends over at The Ballet Bag to develop the below graphics; highlighting key elements from these modern choreography icons, representing their roots, influences and inspiration, regular collaborators, and some of their most famous works. Selected elements within the graphics below link to further sources of watching and reading online – click around to discover more.

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John Neumeier
Combining ballet tradition with a modern dramatic framework, Neumeier has created a large repertoire of new narrative works, revised classics, and plotless pieces, which have put his company, The Hamburg Ballet, firmly in the international dance map.

William Forsythe
Having decoded and deconstructed classical ballet, in order to bring the art form into the 21st century, Forsythe has created brilliant and innovative works that demand precision and musicality, while breaking every balletic rule. He continues to inspire and influence generations of choreographers.

John Neumeier Alina Cojocaru Nijinsky Ballets Russes Royal Ballet School Hamburg Ballet Chicago / Milwaukee The Lady of the Camellias The Little Mermaid Spring and Fall Narrative Ensemble Dances Royal Danish Ballet Image Map
William Forsythe The Joffrey Ballet Stuttgart Ballet Ballet Frankfurt George Balanchine Laban Hyperextension Wayne McGregor David Dawson The Forsythe Company Thom Willems The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude In the Middle Somewhat Elevated Impressing the Czar Artifact Image Map
William Forsythe The Joffrey Ballet Stuttgart Ballet Ballet Frankfurt George Balanchine Laban Hyperextension Wayne McGregor David Dawson The Forsythe Company Thom Willems The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude In the Middle Somewhat Elevated Impressing the Czar Artifact Image Map

Jiří Kylián
One of the most important choreographers of his generation, having influenced from Nacho Duato to Jorma Elo, Kylián has created over 100 works. Fusing classical dance with different modern influences and moods, he creates highly articulated and eye-catching movement.

 

Jiri Kylian John Cranko Glen Tetley Hans Van Manen Nederlands Dans Theater Stuttgart Ballet Royal Ballet School Effect Theatricality Partner Work Bella Figura Symphony of Psalms Petite Mort Image Map

You will also find this beautiful graphic within our Modern Masters programmes, so be sure to get your copy from Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

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Modern Masters opens on 10 March until 15 March 2015 at Sadler’s Wells, London. Discover more about Modern Masters and book online at www.ballet.org.uk/modernmasters

Photo Credits: Wayne McGregor © Nick Mead · Artifact  © Costin Radu · William Forsythe © Ian Whalen · Impressing the Czar © Johan Persson · Bella Figura and Symphony of Psalms © Joris Jan Bos · In The Middle Somewhat Elevated © Dominik Mentzos · The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude © Matthias Creutziger · The Little Mermaid, The Lady of the Camellias, Spring and Fall © Holger Badekow.  Swan Lake, No Man’s Land, Petite Mort Rehearsal © ASH · Petite Mort © David Jensen · John Cranko © Hannes Kilian · David Dawson © Costin Radu · Alina Cojocaru © Charlotte MacMillan · John Neumeier © Steven Haberland · Jiří Kylián © Serge Ligtenberg · RDB Old Theatre & Neumeier costumes © The Ballet Bag  · Artifact © Alice Pennefather · Royal Ballet School ©  Trevor Harris