By Jiří Kylián
The delightfully absurd Six Dances (1986) is based on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sechs Tänze, this work for eight dancers is bewigged entertainment full of self-deprecating humour that culminates in sheer buffoonery. In the face of conflict and unrest, Kylián’s virtuosic burlesque is, as it were, the last refuge of the doomed.
This short piece has entertained audiences for close to 20 years. […] Les Grands presents it as an exquisite balance between control and frivolity. Audiences can’t seem to get enough, calling the dancers back for repeat encores.The Gazette (Les Étés de la danse)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT1) (1986 - Netherlands)
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal (March 2003 - Place des Arts, Montréal)
Number of dancers 8 — Length 15 min.