And then, one thousand years of peace

2010 Creation

Piece for 21 dancers
Choreography Angelin Preljocaj
Music Laurent Garnier (escept Les Anges de Benjamin Rippert and Sonate au Clair de lune de Ludwig van Beethoven - Mixing by Scan X)
Scenography Subodh Gupta
Costumes Igor Chapurin
Lighting Cécile Giovansili
Assistant to the artistic direction Youri Aharon Van den Bosch
Rehearsal assistant Natalia Nadich
Choreologist Dany Lévêque
Dancers Bolchoï Theater : Arsen Karakozov, Anastasia Meskova, Nuria Nagimova, Anton Savichev, Egor Sharkov, Alexander Smolyaninov, Xenia Sorokina, Anna Tatarova, Alexey Torgunakov, Anastasia Vinokur
Ballet Preljocaj : Sergi Amoros Aparicio, Sergio Diaz, Céline Galli, Natacha Grimaud, Jean-Charles Jousni, Émilie Lalande, Céline Marié, Lorena O'Neill, Fran Sanchez, Nagisa Shirai, Nicolas Zemmour
In collaboration with Bolchoï Theater
Production initially created within France-Russia Year, 2010
Coproduction Conseil Général du Rhône / Biennale de la danse de Lyon, Théâtre National de Chaillot (Paris), Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, The Amsterdam Music Theatre (Amsterdam, Pays-Bas), Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen, Allemagne), Spielzeit'Europa - Berliner Festspiele (Allemagne), Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, MC2: (Grenoble), Théâtre de Caen, Opéra Royal - Château de Versailles Spectacles, Année France-Russie 2010
With the support of Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence
Special thanks to Communauté du Pays dʼAix, Ville dʼAix-en-Provence and Mazars (Auditing and advice) for their specific financial support for this project
Duration 1h40
Premiered on 14 September 2010 at Bolchoï Theater (Moscow)

« Working within a poetic and impressionist vein, And then, one thousand years of peace relies on an assiduous but not irrational reading of the Apocalypse. One should thus refrain from looking for images or clichés that illustrate, directly or referentially, Saint John's famous text.

A fertile source of interpretation, the very word Apocalypse (from the Greek apo: "to lift" and calypsis: "veil") evokes the idea of revealing, unveiling, or highlighting elements that could be present in our world but are hidden from our eyes. It should thus evoke what is nestled in the innermost recesses of our existence, rather than prophesizing about compulsive waves of catastrophe, irreparable destruction, or the imminent end of the world.

When dance, the art of the indescribable par excellence, assumes the role of the developer (in the photographic sense), is it not most able to realize this delicate function of exposing our fears, anxieties, and hopes? Dance relentlessly highlights the entropy of molecules programmed in the memory of our flesh that heralds the Apocalypse of bodies. It stigmatises our rituals and reveals the incongruity of our positions, be they of a social, religious or pagan nature.

And then, one thousand years of peace wishes to graze these bodies that drift along blindly, tossed about by ideals and beliefs, somewhat lost between the lines of the Apocalypse. »

Angelin Preljocaj

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