Falling Angels

Falling Angels is a work for eight women. It was conceived 
as a somewhat light-hearted homage to female performers.
Although the music by Steve Reich creates a very strict 
structure, at the same time it leaves much freedom for 
choreographic and emotional interpretation.

Choreographically, this piece is a study of the two most 
opposing properties of any art work: discipline and freedom.
To try and let these two contradicting elements coexist 
side by side, seemed to me an interesting undertaking.

The eight women dance in this work from start to finish. 
They never leave the stage. Their interdependence, and 
their wish to break out is evident throughout the entire 
piece. The light dissects the stage into different geometric 
areas and so it determines where the various group dances 
and solos take place.Falling Angels is a work about performers 
and the art of performing, with all its panache, anxiety, 
vulnerability, inferiority complexes and humour.

It is a symbol of a strife between belonging and independence, 
a dilemma, which accompanies all of us from cradle to grave.

Jiří Kylián - Den Haag, April 16, 2008