La Peau du monde

1992 Creation

Piece for 13 dancers
Choreography Angelin Preljocaj
Music György Ligeti, Jean-Sébastien Bach
Original music Goran Vejvoda
Scenery design Thierry Leproust
Costruction of scenery Cité Décors
Costumes Caroline Anteski
Assisted by Didier Desplin et Hélène Martin
Lighting Jacques Chatelet
Choreologist Dany Lévêque
Dancers Claire Burnet, Florence Vitrac, Franck Chartier, Frédéric Werle, Joël Borges, Laure Traininni, Lize Young, Michel Barthome, Nadine Comminges, Nataly Aveillan, Philippe Combes, Roger Nilsson, Sarah Ludi
Coproduction TNDI Châteauvallon (Toulon), La Coursive, Scène nationale (La Rochelle), SIGMA Bordeaux, Scène nationale de Bayonne et du Sud Aquitain, Office artistique de la région Aquitaine, Centre national des Arts d'Ottawa (Canada)
Subsidised by Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Direction de la Musique et de la Danse (Fonds de promotion chorégraphique), Conseil Général du Val-de-Marne et Fondation Paribas
Duration 110min
Premiered on 03 July 1992, TNDI Châteauvallon
"As for the origin of a creative work, it comes when it will. Chance come along to prove that chance as such does not exist. Angelin Preljocaj would seem to agree for he chose to have thirteen dancers for his thirteenth choreography, La Peau du Monde. The idea for this work came to the choreographer during a trip, a few years ago, to the desert between Egypt and Israel. He had the sensation of touching a sensitive point of the globe, of getting as close as he could to its carcass, its anatomy stipped of all clothing, skin-bare in this desert. "Here I am", he said "on the skin of the world". There is no photographer, no drawing to witness this experience, no notes to fix this feelings as he walked over the skin of the world at 4 a.m. imagining himself at the dawn of creation. He sat down, listened and left skin against skin."
Brigitte Paulino-Neto