"The stage action is totally immersed in the music – a stunning score for string orchestra and the piano by the young Pole Szymon Brzóska, alternately warm, fierce and strident, energetic and soothing. "
Marc Haegeman, Dancing Times
Overture was my first opportunity to work with British choreographer David Dawson, who is internationally acclaimed as one of the major innovators of classical ballet. The piece, inspired by T.S. Elliot’s The Four Quartets talks about universal timelessness, eternity and spiritual humanity. The music, composed for a piano and large string orchestra (performed live by the Holland Symfonia) takes us on a journey through constant transformations: seasons, moods, colors and relationships.
The piano part is specially written for and performed by Barbara Drążkowska, a wonderful pianist with whom I’ve been working for several years.
Choreography: David Dawson
Music: Szymon Brzóska
Set Design: Eno Henze
Costume Design: Yumiko Takeshima
Lighting Design: Bert Dalhuijsen
Conductor: Matthew Rowe
Produced by: Het Nationale Ballet, Amsterdam 2013