"Petite Mort," "Le Jeune Homme et la Mort," "Etudes"
Jiri Kylian, Roland Petit, Harald Lander
English National Ballet
18-21 April, 2013
by Judith Cruikshank
copyright 2013 by Judith Cruikshank
This was the first programme of Tamara Rojo’s directorship of English National Ballet; something modern, something historic and something familiar, grouped under the rather lurid title, Ecstasy and Death. Only the Kylian was new to the company although it had been a regular in Rambert’s repertory some years ago. ‘Jeune Homme et la Mort’ was introduced by the previous regime in an all-Petit bill which premiered shortly after the choreographer’s death.