Commissioned by the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto, in collaboration with the Ballet Preljocaj, choreographer Angelin Preljocaj explores a central theme in our society, and in the sensitivity of each of us: the body that transforms with the ageing of the years.

The choreography is part of an evening that also includes a creation by Rachid Ouramdane. The entire programme profoundly challenges the canons of beauty and virtuosity and approaches the theme from the point of view of dance.

Unlike other important experiences, which have sought to prolong the careers of dancers, in this project the focus is poetic, and crystallises truly universal questions. The central one is suggested to us precisely by Preljocaj: what is the age of a body?



La Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto in Reggio Emilia (Italy) in collaboration with Ballet Preljocaj, National Choreographic Centre in Aix-en-Provence are looking for :


– Age 65 years or over
– With a strong desire to explore and create with a contemporary dance choreographer
– Regular or daily physical activity (walking, running, climbing, yoga, martial arts, knitting, gardening…)

(Stage experience will be appreciated but is not a requirement to participate in the project (circus, theatre, mime, dance ….).


(by invitation only, at one of the three venues, the one located nearest to the candidate’s home:)

03 and 04 NOVEMBER 2022
Paris (France) – Chaillot, Théâtre National de la Danse

08 and 09 NOVEMBER 2022
Aix-en-Provence (France) – Pavillon Noir

15 and 16 NOVEMBER 2022
Reggio Emilia (Italy), Fonderia – FND/ Aterballetto

Please send a cover letter and a short video
 to (2-3 minutes to introduce yourself and show your personality, your talents and everything you would like to share with the choreographer).
This video can be sent directly by e-mail, via youtube or vimeo (without password).

Performances schedule


15 February 2023, Chaillot – Théâtre National de la Danse, Paris (F)
16-17-18-21-22-23 February 2023

On tour
01-02-03-04 March 2023, Pavillon Noir, Aix-en-Provence (F)
10 March 2023, Teatro Storchi, Modena (I)
12 March 2023, Arena del Sole, Bologna (I)

Production: Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto
Supporter and scientific partner: Fondazione Ravasi Garzanti, Milan
Co-production: Ballet Preljocaj; Chaillot – Théâtre National de la Danse; ERT/Teatro Nazionale; Fondazione I Teatri di Reggio Emilia

Photo Portrait Angelin Preljocaj © Didier Philispart