Kairos

Kairos
2014

Company
Ballett Zürich

Duration
34 minutes

Choreography
Wayne McGregor

Music
Max Richter

Set Design
Idris Khan

Costume Design
Moritz Junge

Lighting Design
Lucy Carter

Premiere date and venue
24 April 2014, Opernhaus Zürich, Switzerland

*****
'AN ARTISTIC MASTERPIECE'

Edinburgh Guide

Kairos was Wayne McGregor's first work for Ballett Zürich.

The ancient-Greek word denotes the most opportune time to take action; its other meaning is 'weather'. The ballet was played out to – a suite re-imagined by experimental composer Max Richter – and against an imaginative set by Idris Khan.

The ballet premiered as part of STEPS, Switzerland's largest national contemporary dance festival, hosted by the Ballett Zürich for the first time in 2014.

In 2015, Kairos was shown at the Edinburgh International Festival, receiving a string of 5 star reviews. 

"A beautiful courtliness exhales from this luminous double bill" Guardian *****

"The synchronicity of lyrical choreography, vivacious Vivaldi soundscape and cool design, gel together an artistic masterpiece" Edinburgh Guide *****

Images by Judith Schlosser, film courtesy of Ballett Zürich.

Promotional trailer for Kairos

Ballett Zürich rehearsing Kairos with Wayne McGregor