DAY4

World première: 15 February 2012
Dutch National Ballet
Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Choreography, Concept and Staging David Dawson
Music Greg Haines
Set Design David Dawson
Costume Design Yumiko Takeshima
Light Design Bert Dalhuysen
Choreographic Assistants Tim Couchman, Sandrine Leroy

In day4 Dawson explores the theatrical ideas of destruction and transcendence.

By creating a mini time shift, our eye is drawn to visions of a future and a time when humanity dominates the reason to exist. A place where everything sits so delicately out of balance, and begs for simplicity.

The gesture of connection from one human being to another, stripped down to its purest and most honest. With this work Dawson gives us a glimpse of danger, trust, loneliness, and a love that lies almost buried in its own dusty darkness.

With music composed by Englishman Greg Haines, day4 is created especially for the Dutch National Ballet 50 year anniversary.

  • Edo Wijnen, Jurgita Dronina, Remi Wörtmeyer - day4 - Dutch National Ballet - photo © Angela Sterling
  • Jurgita Dronina, Remi Wörtmeyer - day4 - Dutch National Ballet - photo © Marc Haegeman
  • Jurgita Dronina, Remi Wörtmeyer - day4 - Dutch National Ballet - photo © Angela Sterling
  • Edo Wijnen - day4 - Dutch National Ballet - photo © Marc Haegeman
  • Casey Herd, Sasha Mukhamedov - day4 - Dutch National Ballet - photo © Marc Haegeman
  • Casey Herd, Sasha Mukhamedov - day4 - Dutch National Ballet - photo © Marc Haegeman
  • Casey Herd, Sasha Mukhamedov - day4 - Dutch National Ballet - photo © Angela Sterling
  • James Stout, Igone De Jongh - day4 - Dutch National Ballet - photo © Angela Sterling
  • Casey Herd, Remi Wörtmeyer, Igone De Jongh, James Stout - day4 - Dutch National Ballet - photo © Angela Sterling
  • Igone De Jongh, James Stout - day4 - Dutch National Ballet - photo © Angela Sterling
  • Igone De Jongh, James Stout - day4 - Dutch National Ballet - photo © Angela Sterling
  • Igone De Jongh - day4 - Dutch National Ballet - photo © Angela Sterling
  • Sasha Mukhamedov - day4 - Dutch National Ballet - photo © Angela Sterling
  • James Stout, Jurgita Dronina - day4 - Dutch National Ballet - photo © Angela Sterling
  • Igone De Jongh - day4 - Dutch National Ballet - photo © Angela Sterling
James Stout - timelapse/(Mnemosyne) - Dutch National Ballet - photo © Angela SterlingOverture - Dutch National Ballet - photo © Angela Sterling
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