Orphee et Eurydice is one of Pina Bausch's major works. The choreographer gives life and form to Gluck's score and establishes a permanent dialogue between song and dance, doubling each of the principal roles. Going beyond mythology, the ballet evokes the fragility of the human condition as it descends into painful introspection.
Christoph Willibald Gluck, Music
Pina Bausch, Choreography and staging
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