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Grosse Fuge

Dusty Button and CÚsar Morales; photo: Andrew Ross


Grosse Fuge 

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Grosse Fuge

Grosse Fuge opens with four men and four women dancing in separate groups, apparently disinterested in the other. As the music becomes more and more complex so does the dance and it becomes clear the dancers are in fact performing for each other. Finally they become four couples, dancing together in celebration.

Performance length

Approx 0 hours and 27 minutes

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Music Ludwig van Beethoven
Choreographer Hans van Manen
Sets Jean-Paul Vroom
Costumes Hans van Manen
Lighting Jan Hofstra
Sponsored (1998) by the Friends of Birmingham Royal Ballet

World premiere

Netherlands Dance Theatre, 8 April 1971, Scheveningen

First performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet

25 February 1998, Birmingham Hippodrome


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