2001 Creation

Piece for 6 dancers
Choreography Angelin Preljocaj
Music Karlheinz Stockhausen, Helikopter-quartet'
Performed by Quatuor Arditti
Scenography Holger Förterer
Lighting Patrick Riou
Costumes Sylvie Meyniel
Choreologist Dany Lévêque
Dancers Nathalie Aveillan, Hervé Chaussard, Nadine Comminges, Philippe Combes, Aurélie Lobin, Tommy Pascal
Commissioned by Biennale Nationale de Danse du Val-de-Marne
Coproduction La Criée - Centre Dramatique National de Marseille, Biennale Nationale de Danse du Val-de-Marne, la Maison des Arts et de la Culture de Créteil - Scène nationale, le Groupe Partouche - Casino municipal Aix-Thermal
Subsidized by Conseil Général du Val-de-Marne
Duration 35min
Premiered On 08 March 2001, Biennale Nationale de Danse du Val-de-Marne, Maison des Arts de Créteil dans le cadre du festival « Exit 2001 »

"Upon first hearing Helikopter Quartet’ by Karlheinz Stockhausen, the idea of creating a choreography to this music did not cross my mind at all since this work seemed to erode, at each turn of the helix, the actual foundations of a relationship between music and dance.

It is, in fact, for this reason that, on a second hearing, the jubilatory desire to confront the intertwining helix turbines and the glissandi of the Arditti Quatuor irrepressibly emerged.

The challenge of this creation is to expose six dancers to the wild, techno-organic rhythms of this piece by Stockhausen."

Angelin Preljocaj