In 1994, Lucinda Childs created “Chamber Symphony” for the Bavarian State Ballet to music by John Adams. Meditative and repetitive movements evoke flowing, mysterious images. Constant repetitions can give rise to incredible fascination and turn the dancers into living sculptures, dancing sculptures.
In 1965, long before it became fashionable to choreograph whole symphonies by Gustav Mahler, Kenneth MacMillan created his choreography for the “Song of the Earth”. It became one of his most important works and one of the ballets to set the standard for the second half of the twentieth century.