Kairos

Kairos
2014

Company
Ballett Zürich

Duration
34 minutes

Choreography
Wayne McGregor

Music
Max Richter 'Vivaldi - The Four Seasons Recomposed'

Set Design
Idris Khan

Lighting Design
Lucy Carter

Costume Design
Moritz Junge

Originally danced by
Juliette Brunner, Jan Casier, Surimu Fukushi, Viktorina Kapitonova, Melissa Ligurgo, Galina Mihaylova, William Moore, Manuel Renard, Denis Vieira and Katya Wunsche

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

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'THE SYNCHRONICITY OF LYRICAL CHOREOGRAPHY, VIVACIOUS VIVALDI SOUNDSCAPE AND COOL DESIGN, GEL TOGETHER AN ARTISTIC MASTERPIECE'

- Vivien Devlin, Edinburgh Guide

Kairos is 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 Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, 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 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. 


Images: Judith Schlosser.
Videos courtesy of Ballett Zürich.

Promotional trailer for performances of Kairos at Edinburgh International Festival, Ballett Zürich, 2015. Courtesy of Ballett Zürich.

Wayne McGregor with Ballett Zürich in rehearsal for Kairos, 2015. Courtesy of Ballett Zürich.