'Sleepless' by Jiří Kylián, Nederlands Dans Theater

Jiří Kylián has already made many masterpieces, one of them the fascinating Sleepless, a creation for six young dancers in which the set plays an important part. It has a wall behind which dancers – or sometimes just parts of their bodies – appear, disappear and return. The set allows unexpected entrances or creates hallucinating images of heads which in a grotesque way do not appear to go with the bodies.


  • Nederlands Dans Theater (Ballet Company)
  • Jiří Kylián (Choreography)


Choreography by Jiří Kylián
Music by Dirk Haubrich, based on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Recording: January 1 2005 - Nederlands Dans Theater
Director: Hans Hulscher
Duration: 00:23

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