When dance meets irony, Jiří Kylián is likely not very far away, with his brilliant mind and sharp eye on the tragicomic nature of life.
A great innovator of dance, of codes, of languages, Kylián is a choreographer who also knows how to use his immense musical knowledge, putting it at the service of and in relation to his choreographic ideas. And in doing so, he often uses the keys that music itself offers him to embody its invisible nature.
Looking through some of his works, we discover the way the choreographer knows how to narrate human nature and its vicissitudes, ranging from live dance to video dance, often with a smile, sometimes playful or ridiculous, other times ironic or even sarcastic. His style is built by breaking traditions and well-known forms and playing with the technique of dance, choreographic writing and music, as much as with life and its complexity.
This presentation opens a series of cultural evenings that will lead us to the conference ‘Comicità 23’ organised by Anna Stoll Knecht, which will be held here at the Accademia Dimitri from 23 to 25 March.