Moving Rooms, choreography by Krzysztof Pastor, music by Alfred Schnittke (Concerto Grosso nr. 1) and Mikolaj Henryk Górecki (Harpsichord Concerto). Made in Amsterdam 2 (Christopher Wheeldon, David Dawson, Alexei Ratmansky, Krzysztof Pastor) Het Nationale Ballet, shot during general rehearsal on 9.2.2017 in Dutch National Opera & Ballet Theatre.
- Sasha Mukhamedov, James Stout
- Vito Mazzeo
- Emanouela Merdjanova, Clemens Fröhlich
- Naira Agvanean, Maria Chugai, Aya Okumura, Erica Horwood
- Daniel Silva, Sho Yamada
Krzysztof Pastor (1956, Gdansk, Poland) has been Resident choreographer with HET Nationale Ballet (Dutch National Ballet) since 2003. He combines this function with his position as director of Polski Balet Narodowy, the Polish National Ballet, since 2009, and has been working at the Lithuanian National Ballet in the same function since 2011. Pastor trained at the National Ballet School in Gdansk. In Poland, he danced with the Dance Theatre in Poznan and Teatr Wielki w Łodzi, the Grand Theatre of Lodz. Pastor became a soloist with the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon in 1983. He was a dancer with the Dutch National Ballet from 1985 to 1995. Pastor made his debut as a choreographer in 1986. In 1992, he created his first piece for the Dutch National Ballet’s regular programme. Since then, he made a variety of choreographies for the company. He also created work for companies such as the Bolshoi Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet, The Washington Ballet, The Australian Ballet, the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the Hong Kong Ballet. To date, he has created more than fifty ballets. In 2001, Kurt Weill was nominated in three categories for the Prix Benois de la Danse. In 2003, Pastor joined Dutch National Ballet as resident choreographer. He became the artistic director of the Polish National Ballet in 2009, and holds the same position at the Lithuanian National Ballet since 2011.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Dutch National Opera and Ballet Theatre, special thanks to Laura Mönch, Roos van der Steen and Richard Heideman.