Melbourne Festival today announced that Sylvie Guillem, widely recognised as one of the world’s greatest dancers, will appear at the 2013 Festival with 6000 miles away, her latest collaboration with three world-renowned contemporary choreographers – Mats Ek, William Forsythe and Jiri Kylian.
A Sadler’s Wells London / Sylvie Guillem Production
6000 miles away
Choreographed by: Mats Ek / William Forsythe / Jiri Kylian
Following sell-out performances at London’s Sadler’s Wells, Venice’s Dance Biennale and New York’s Lincoln Centre, the Festival season of 6000 miles away will provide Melbourne audiences with a rare opportunity to experience Sylvie Guillem’s physical prowess and some of the most technically sophisticated work of her career.
Described as ‘a love letter to Sylvie’, the evening will feature a triple bill. First up is Kylian’s work 27’52” performed by former Nederlands Dans theatre dancers Aurelie Cayla and Lukas Timulak to the music of Dirk Haubrich. The second performance features iconic dance-maker William Forsythe’s new duet Rearray for Guillem, with music by David Morrow.
Dates: 26 & 27 October 2013
Venue: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Exhibition Street, Melbourne
Bookings: Tickets on sale from February 2013
Audiences can register for priority tickets via the Festival’s website: melbournefestival.com.au
6000 miles away will appear at the 2013 Adelaide Festival and the Sydney Opera House in March 2013.
2013 Melbourne Festival runs from 11 – 27 October 2013