"As with all words from ancient oriental languages, its meaning is very rich. 'Lila' literally means play — but play in the sense of the divine action upon the cosmos, the play of creation, of destruction, of reconstruction, the play of life and death. 'Lila' is also Love. 'Turanga': this is time that runs, like a galloping horse; this is time that flows, like sand in an hourglass."
Music: Olivier Messiaen
Choreography and Lighting Concept: John Neumeier
Set: Heinrich Tröger
Costumes: Albert Kriemler
Supported by the Foundation for the Patronage of the Hamburg State Opera
1 hour 30 minutes | no intermission
Hamburg Ballet, Hamburg, July 3, 2016