SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS
A SADLER’S WELLS LONDON/ SYLVIE GUILLEM PRODUCTION
6000 MILES AWAY
8-15 MARCH 2013
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE DRAMA THEATRE
CHOREOGRAPHED BY: MATS EK / WILLIAM FORSYTHE / JIŘÌ KYLIÁN
‘the most brilliant ballerina of her generation’.
‘...a world-class dancer... She has moved, apparently effortlessly, away from ballet towards contemporary dance, retaining her excellence and her supremacy.’
DAILY TELEGRAPH (UK)
Sylvie Guillem, widely celebrated as the most exceptional dancer performing today, will return to Sydney Opera House next March for a season of intimate performances in the Drama Theatre of 6000 miles away, her latest collaboration with three world-renowned contemporary choreographers – Mats Ek, William Forsythe and Jiřì Kylián.
Following sell out performances in London and New York, this Australian premiere season will provide Sydney audiences with a rare opportunity to see Sylvie Guillem up-close illustrating her physical prowess with some of the most technically sophisticated work of her career. Ms Guillem will return to Sydney for the first time since her 2009 sell-out Opera House season of PUSH to present just six performances of the critically acclaimed 6000 miles away.
Described as a ‘love letter to Sylvie’ the evening will feature a triple bill. First up will beJiřì Kylián’s 27’52’’ performed by former Nederlands Dans Theater dancers Václav Kuneš and Nataša Novotnáto the music of Dirk Haubrich.
This will be followed by William Forsythe’s duet Rearray performed by Ms Guillem and Teatro alla Scala star Massimo Murru, with music by David Morrow.
The evening will finish with Bye - a solo performance by Sylvie Guillem created for her by acclaimed Swedish choreographer Mats Ek. Set to Beethoven’s last piano sonata, recorded by Croatian pianist Ivo Pogorelich, this piece has been heralded as a ‘masterpiece’ by Frankfurther Allgemeine Zeitung.
A dancer whose technical perfection is unequalled, Ms Guillem embodies absolute prowess and fragile weightlessness. As Ms Guillem was in rehearsal in London with William Forsythe during Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami, she named the production 6000 miles away as a mark of respect and sympathy.
6000 miles away will also be presented in Melbourne and Adelaide as part of its Australian tour.
SYDNEY SEASON DETAILS
WHAT: 6000 miles away
WHEN: 8, 9, 11, 12, 14 and 15 March 2013, 8pm (80 minutes including interval)
WHERE: Sydney Opera House, Drama Theatre
TICKETS: $250/ $175 (Concessions $240/ $165) Tickets go on sale from Monday 10 December
BOOKINGS: www.sydneyoperahouse.com or 02 9250 7777
Meera Hindocha, Senior Publicist
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NOTES TO EDITORS
The international tour of 6000 miles away is supported by Rolex.
6000 miles away is co-produced by Les Nuits de Fourvière/Département du Rhône, Athens Festival, and Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay.
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DETAILS
WHEN: Fri 1 March, 7pm & Sun 3 March – Mon 4 March 8pm
WHERE: Adelaide Festival Centre
TICKETS: from $30 to $119
BOOKINGS: adelaidefestival.com.au or BASS 131 246
WHEN: 23-27 October 2013
WHERE: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne
TICKETS: Tickets will go on sale in 2013 – visit melbournefestival.com.au for more information