Triptych by three foreign choreographers to open in Ljubljana

Ljubljana – A ballet triptych in which Albanian, Italian and Serb choreographers offer their innovative takes on music for strings by Alban Berg, Bela Bartok and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky will open at Ljubljana National Opera and Ballet Company on Thursday.

The Strings is a production choreographed by Eno Peci, Jacopo Godani and Leo Mujić at the invitation of Renato Zanella, the artistic director of ballet at the Ljubljana company.

Peci, the Tirana-born ballet dancer at the Vienna State Opera, has created a choreography called Angel based on Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto.

Jacopo Godani, the artistic director and choreographer of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, has produced Metamorphoses as an interpretation of Bela Bartok’s String Quartet No. 4.

Meanwhile, Leo Mujić, the Serb choreographer who will be known to the Ljubljana audience for his ballet interpretation of the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, put on The Lonely Poet set to Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C major.

The choreographies are based on fresh and innovative approaches in contemporary ballet art. They are “a reflection of our time that instils confidence into the power of art we believe and strive for,” the ballet company said.

The triptych will be performed by the whole Ljubljana ballet ensemble along with guests.