ONEGIN, Stuttgart Ballet, Germany
Stuttgart Ballet is one of the world's most renowned dance companies, at the forefront of the international dance scene for more than 50 years. In Bangkok they present their masterpiece Onegin choreographed by John Cranko, who created his own distinctive version of Alexander Pushkin’s verse novel in 1965 for the Stuttgart Ballet. Onegin displays all of Cranko’s genius as a narrative choreographer – within a tight dramatic structure, Cranko creates finely drawn characters who are changed by the conflicts that they face.
Onegin and Tatiana’s relationship is depicted in intense duets, such as the letter-writing scene, when the youthful Tatiana dances a dream pas de deux with her longed-for lover. Cranko’s choreography that incorporates an eclectic range of dance forms including folk, modern, ballroom and acrobatic - is accompanied by Kurt-Heinz Stolze’s soaring arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s music.