Föld, Hungarian for earth, was made in 1985 for the Holland Festival. The press at the time declared it the ‘highlight’ of the festival, and the Föld has by now become one of the reference points of Dutch modern dance.
With this repeat performance, the choreographer is again challenged to explore Föld in today’s context. As visual artist Conrad van de Ven, who developed the idea of the earthen wall, says: 'The basic assumption in the 1980s was the struggle, the energy and the perseverance, where the earthen wall was the object that had to be destroyed. (…) Now, in this new time, nature itself is the main theme as it is subjected to devastating changes.'
This iconic ballet from 1985 will experience her last performance of the season during the Nederlandse Dansdagen. The special location of Opera Zuid gives this ballet an extra dimension.