2018 creation

Piece for 12 dancers
Choreography Angelin Preljocaj
Music Maurice Ravel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Iannis Xenakis, Dimitri Chostakovitch, Daft Punk, Philip Glass, 79D
Costumes Igor Chapurin
Lighting Éric Soyer
Assistant to the artistic direction Youri Aharon Van den Bosch
Rehearsal assistant Cécile Médour
Choreologist Dany Lévêque
Dancers Baptiste Coissieu, Leonardo Cremaschi, Marius Delcourt, Léa De Natale, Antoine Dubois, Clara Freschel, Isabel García López, Véronique Giasson, Florette Jager, Laurent Le Gall, Théa Martin, Víctor Martínez Cáliz, Nuriya Nagimova
Production Ballet Preljocaj
Coproduction Chaillot - théâtre national de la danse - Paris, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Biennale de la danse de Lyon, Grand Théâtre de Provence - Aix-en-Provence, Scène nationale d’Albi, Theater Freiburg (Germany)
Duration 1h20
Premiered on 20 September, 2018 at Biennale de la danse de Lyon

« Gravitation is one of the four fundamental forces that govern the universe. It refers to the force which means two masses are attracted to one another. It is invisible, intangible, essential. But it is the force which creates the attraction that we call weight. For years, these issues of weight, space, speed and mass have intuitively run through my choreographic experiments.
My day-to-day work with the dancers leads me to experiment with forms whose basic components revolve around this question, which is both abstract and terribly concrete. Today, according to a principle of alternation between pieces based on pure research and more narrative ballets, I expect this set of problems involving gravity to open up new writing spaces for me. »

Angelin Preljocaj

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