Thursday, December 3, 2009

"The Green Table"

"The Green Table" is known as the masterpiece of Kurt Jooss’ career. It is a timeless dance that continues to speak to audiences today, even though it was first choreographed in 1932. Many ballet companies have restaged "The Green Table," such as the Joffrey Ballet, as it is a piece for all generations. This work has been reviewed by many dance critics and is a never-ending source for research. "The Green Table" also serves as tangible evidence for the impact made on ballet and modern dance.

View the YouTube video of "The Green Table" here.


  1. Jooss' "The Green Table" seems to have made permanency in the dance repertoire. Did Labanotation help Jooss choreograph and work out the movement in "The Green Table," or did he do it without?

  2. I agree with you that "The Green Table" is the masterpiece of his career. Well done for highlighting it and showing how it has influenced the ballet and modern dance world.

  3. I saw a production of The Green Table in Manchester UK in 1973 when i was 2 years old. I've always remembered it because it had such powerful strong iconic images in it. Especially the opening and ending scenes around the table. It's wonderful to find it again nearly 40 years later on You Tube! What a masterpiece!