For three nights only, The Joyce Theater Foundation presents 6000 miles away, featuring internationally acclaimed Sylvie Guillem. “The most brilliant ballerina of her generation” (The Guardian), Guillem makes a rare American visit for the U.S. premiere of this evening of works by three of today’s most important choreographers. William Forsythe’s Rearray, created especially for Guillem, is a duet performed with Teatro alla Scala Ballet’s Massimo Murru. Mats Ek’s new solo for her, Bye, is set to Beethoven’s final piano sonata. Also on the program–a duet from Jiří Kylián’s work, 27′52″, performed by dancers handpicked by him.
Listen in as Mats Ek talks about Bye, his solo for Ms. Guillem: