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Mémoires d'Oubliettes

Mémoires d’Oubliettes was made by Jiří Kylián in October 2009 and premiered during NDT's 50th anniversary celebrations. Mémoires d’Oubliettes has the characteristics of a farewell ballet.  Not only does the ballet begin with an impressive bow, in slow motion, but throughout the entire ballet you can see hints that remind you of ballets from the past. Loud bursts of music alternate with nostalgic sounds and mysterious whispers.  Mémoires d’Oubliettes is intriguing and fascinating; it is a treat for the eye with its special costumes, set and video projections.

World premiere

28 October 2009, Lucent Danstheater, Den Haag


Jiří Kylián

Additional Credits

Music: Dirk Haubrich

Costume design: Joke Visser.

Light design: Kees Tjebbes.
Set design: Yoko Seyama (concept: JiříKylián).

Video design: Jason Akira Somma.

Computerized projection: Tatsuo Unemi, Daniel Besig.

Voices: Sabine Kupferberg, Jiří Kylián.

Assistant to choreographer: Lorraine Blouin.