On the occasion of the bicentennial anniversary of the birth of Marius Petipa, Angelin Preljocaj was commissioned by the Diaghilev Festival in St Petersburg to imagine a new creation in tribute to the choreographer.
In this work, Angelin Preljocaj plunges into the choreographer’s imagination when he had the idea of creating his famous Swan Lake.
With this choreographic wink, he amuses himself going back and forth between our time and the past of Imperial Russia.
Ghost evokes for Angelin Preljocaj the trace left in our collective unconscious by the great figures of artistic creation. A ‘phantom’ existence in the poetic sense of the term.