Amer America

1990 Creation

Piece for 8 dancers
Choreography Angelin Preljocaj
Original music Laurent Petitgand
Scenery design Thierry Leproust
Construction of scenery Jean-Pierre Camus - Films et Formes
Costumes Caroline Anteski
Lighting Jacques Chatelet
Dancers Nataly Aveillan, Joël Borges, Franck Chartier, Xavier Nickler, Laure Traininni, Florence Vitrac, Frédéric Werle, Lize Young
Commissioned by la Biennale internationale de la danse à Lyon
Coproduction Le Quartz de Brest, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), l'Arsenal (Metz)
Subsidised by Fondation Paribas, Fondation Beaumarchais, ADAMI, Centre National des arts plastiques pour le décor, Direction de la Musique pour la musique
Duration 67min
Premiered at Biennale de la danse de Lyon 1990
"It means that one must die a little... Of a splintered spirit, of a wrench chosen by the mind and which the heart chooses to ignore. To leave for a mythical continent with nothing but your hopeladen suitcases. America... the unknow land, a continent devoured by the dream of static emigrants, bringing to mind untrodden land, empty spaces, like a blank page on which - if you are prepared to get up and go - you can carefully and light heartedly rewrite your life."
Angelin Preljocaj