À nos héros

1986 Creation

Piece for 7 dancers
Choreography Angelin Preljocaj
Music Marc Khanne
Additional music Aram Khatchaturian
Scenery and costumes Annick Goncalves
Costumes production Caroline Anteski
Lighting Jacques Chatelet
Scenery production Pascal Legros
Choreologist Dany Lévêque
Dancers Catherine Beziex, Silvia Bidegain, Hélène Desplat, Christophe Haleb, Frédéric Lescure, Katia Medici, Angelin Preljocaj
Coproduction 1986 Maison de la Danse de Lyon
Restaging 2008 Ballet Preljocaj, Groupama
Stage covering offered by Isofra
Duration 1h
Premiered on 20 October 1986, Théâtre Gérard Philippe, Champigny-sur-Marne
Using imagery drawn from "socialist realism", Angelin Preljocaj creates a choreographic language which expresses the different facet of the Hero. The myth of the Hero arouses sensations which are often ambiguous and contradictory, but always extreme. The Hero is both a public figure, universally recognised, and deeply isolated, alone in the face of his actions. He evokes the sublime and ridiculous, identification and rejection. He is the creator of events, acting and setting example.
"The call of the Hero is, on a spiritual level, the driving force of creative evolution. The Heroic Act stimulates emotion and creation. It is also the self-denial of the individual in the face of circumstances."
Angelin Preljocaj