Falling Angels

Jirí Kylián

For Jirí Kylián, the fascinating aspect of Reich’s composition lies in his rhythmical structure, especially in the stylistic device called phasing. It creates a floating underground where the choreography is free to develop independently. Although Kylián customarily considers music as the primary source for his choreographies - meaning that he sets his work to an existing musical structure - with Drumming's piece he felt compelled to give unabridged priority to the dance. The result is an exciting and head-on flight of eight female dancers.