"The anguish of the earth absolves our eyes
Till beauty shines in all that we can see.
War is our scourge; yet war has made us wise
And, fighting for our freedom, we are free..."
Created and performed by Royal Ballet School of Antwerpen, 2017
Also performed by Compañia Nacional de Danza Spain, 2018/2019
Music by Hans Zimmer & Klimek(J).
Light design by Ken Hioco
Costume design by Altea Nuñez
© Alba Muriel
When I was asked to create new work for the Royal Ballet School of Antwerpen , the idea rose to show a little glimpse of that work in progress on their 65th anniversary Gala Performance few months sooner.
Principal dancer Alain Honorez dances a solo that is not directly taken out of that ballet, but rather one that emerged out of its choreographic material and soul.
What better inspiration to create new work that the incredible sensibility, grace and beauty of Alain’s dancing and interpretation.
“In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.
It will be a permanent Self, rooted in awareness and creativity. Once you have captured this, you have captured the world”.
This solo has been created for & danced by former principal dancer Alain Honorez (Royal Ballet Flanders) and first soloist Yanier Gomez N. (Compañia Nacional de Danza, Spain).