Impressing the Czar: second section – In the Middle Somewhat Elevated
Koreograf: William Forsythe
Izvođači: Marta Romagna (Principal La Scala), Roberto Bolle (Principal La Scala and ABT), Zenaida Yanowsky (Principal Royal Ballet).
„Impressing the Czar is an award-winning postmodern ballet choreographed by William Forsythe with music by Thom Willems, Leslie Stuck, Eva Crossman-Hecht, and Ludwig van Beethoven. It was premiered in its full-length version in 1988 in Frankfurt am Main by the Ballet Frankfurt.
The second section is the most well known. It is a stand-alone ballet titled ‘In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated’, which was originally created in 1987 for the Paris Opera Ballet, where it was danced by soloists Isabelle Guérin, Sylvie Guillem, Laurent Hilaire, and Manuel Legris. The title of this section refers to two cherries which hang suspended over the stage. One of Forsythe’s most famous creations, this work is in the repertory of numerous ballet companies around the world. In 1992, its performance by England’s Royal Ballet received the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance.“