Eldorado (Sonntags Abschied)

2007 Creation

Piece for 12 dancers
Choreography Angelin Preljocaj
Music Karlheinz Stockhausen (Sonntags-Abschied)
Scenography and costumes Nicole Tran Ba Vang
Costumes maker Martine Hayer et Claudine Duranti
Light creation Cécile Giovansili et Angelin Preljocaj
Rehearsal assistant Claudia de Smet
Choreologist Dany Lévêque
Dancers Virginie Caussin, Céline Galli, Anna Hagermark, Lorena O’Neill, Zaratiana Randrianantenaina, Nagisa Shirai, Hervé Chaussard, Damien Chevron, Harald Krytinar, Davide Di Pretoro, Thomas Michaux, Yang Wang
Coproduction Ruhrfestspiele - Recklinghausen, Montpellier Danse Festival 2007, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris
Duration 40min
Premiered on 01 June at Recklinghausen, Ruhrfestspiele (Germany)

"April 2000,
I discovered the recording of Helikopter-Quartett by Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Stunned by the work’s harsh and radical nature, I wrote to the composer requesting his permission to use this music, which is laden with techno-organic turbulence, for choreographic purposes. Helikopter was created in Créteil on 7 March 2001 for the Exit festival and has since been danced in many other festivals.

September 2005,
Stockhausen sent me an email suggesting we meet at his home near Cologne.
There, in his studio, he had me listen to a new opus entitled Sonntags-Abschied, a transposition for computer of a previous work for 5 separate choirs. He said the work would be perfect for dance and that is why he thought of me. "

Angelin Preljocaj

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