Companhia Nacional de Bailado


The Green Table by Kurt Jooss

© RodrigoFerreira/CNB1984

In July 1932, German choreographer Kurt Jooss premiered The Green Table at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Inspired by a medieval death dance and the aftermath of World War I this work portrays the different faces of war: the debate, mobilization, combat, war speculation, refugees and, again, the debate; Death is always present. Considered one of the most striking choreographic works of the twentieth century The Green Table is also Jooss's most emblematic work having received the first prize from the Choreography Contest organized by Les Archives International de la Danse in Paris. It was part of CNB's repertoire in 1984 and was last performed by the company 33 years ago.

DANÇAR EM TEMPO DE GUERRA | Companhia Nacional de Bailado

Dançar em Tempo de Guerra is a program that brings together two major reference works and choreographers of the twentieth century, Martha Graham and Kurt Jooss. Chronicle and The Green Table, both created in the 1930s, reflect their authors' concerns about the idea of war.

11 Mar 21:00

12 Mar 21:00

13 Mar 21:00

14 Mar 18:30

Teatro Camões

Performance canceled.

Choreography Kurt Jooss
Music Fritz Cohen
Project Hein Heckroth
Libretto Kurt Jooss
Light Hermann Mankard
Interpretation CNB’s dancers
Primary Debut Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 3rd July 1932
Debut CNB Lisbon, Teatro São Luiz, 13th May 1984

M/6 | 60 minutes total for both sessions*

*Within the programme “Dançar em Tempo de Guerra” presented by CNB.