ON THE TIGHT ROPE
A gravity defying creation
Thai choreographer Jitti Chompee seeks a perfect balance in this gravity defying creation.
ON THE TIGHTROPE is based on the life and achievements of Philippe Petit, the high-wire artist who, in 1994, walked the distance between the two towers of New York’s World Trade Center armed only with a balancing pole. The ballet focuses on Petit’s fearlessness and his ability to meet challenges and confront conventions.
The work is inspired by Jean Genet’s “The Tightrope Walker” and urges the performer to defy death itself.