Presenting a ballet by Karen Kilimnik

Presenting a ballet by Karen Kilimnik


Karen Kilimnik, The Snow Prince, 2000, Water soluble oil on canvas, 71 x 56 cm, Collection Bruna Aickelin, Courtesy of Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Karen Kilimnik 2007

March 19, 2007

Serpentine Gallery Presents:
sleeping beauty friends
A ballet by Karen Kilimnik

4 April 2007, New Players Theatre

A ballet conceived and choreographed by Karen Kilimnik after Marius Petipa, August Bourneville and others, in collaboration with choreographer Tom Sapsford and musician Kaffe Matthews.

Kilimnik says I have wanted to do my own ballets for the last 15 years at least! I want to be like Marius Petipa — the choreographer for the Russian ballet in St.Petersburg in the mid 1800′s until 1904 or so…. he did over a 100 ballets!

The Serpentine Gallery has invited Karen Kilimnik to create and design a ballet, which will take place for one night only: sleeping beauty friends.

Evolving from a love of ballet the performance will be a collage of set pieces from famous classical ballets such as Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. Six classical ballet dancers will perform against a classical backdrop of fantastical effects and musical arrangements.

The Serpentine Gallery is very grateful for the support of Swarovski who have lent extra sparkle to the specially designed costumes and stage set.
The New Players Theatre
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Serpentine Gallery Exhibition Karen Kilimnik
With kind assistance from Embassy of United States of America
Karen Kilimnik Exhibition Patrons
Burger Collection Switzerland/Hong Kong
And Exhibition Patrons who wish to remain anonymous
Artists Galleries Consortium
303 Gallery, New York/Lisa Spellman
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zrich/Eva Presenhuber
Galerie Sprüth Magers, Cologne, Munich/Monika Sprüth & Philomene Magers
Media Partner Kultureflash

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