David Dawson


Online première : tba

Choreography David Dawson
Danced by Polina Semionova and Alejandro Virelles
Music Max Richter
Costume Design Yumiko Takeshima
Film Olaf Kollmannsperger and Filipa Cavaco

MERCY is the final duet from the ballet VOICES created by David Dawson for Staatsballett Berlin in 2021 to the eponymous score by Max Richter and premiered at the Deutsche Oper on 26 September 2021.

Created for, and danced in this special dance feature by world-renowned principal dancers Polina Semionova and Alejandro Virelles. This film, captured by Olaf Kollmannsperger and Filipa Cavaco, is performed with a beautiful, intimate energy and surrounded by the sumptuous minimal architecture of the iconic Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin designed by Mies van der Rohe, quietly reminding us what really matters to humanity are the core principals of human rights and freedom.

“Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free. Education shall he directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.” – Universal Declaration of Human Rights

photo credit: Jubail Battisti

Four Last Songs - David Dawson - photo by Altin Kaftira