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2004 Creation

Piece for 12 dancers
A collaboration of Ballet Preljocaj and Granular Synthesis
Concept et dramatization Angelin Preljocaj, Kurt Hentschläger, Ulf Langheinrich
Choreography Angelin Preljocaj
Music and sound design Ulf Langheinrich
Image, light and stage design Kurt Hentschläger
Costumes Angelin Preljocaj
Assisted by Martine Hayer
Motion capture DoDes'Kaden
Choreologist Dany Lévêque
Dancers Anna Hagermark, Céline Marié, Guillaume Siard, Harald Krytinar, Hervé Chaussard, Isabelle Arnaud, Lorena O’Neill, Natacha Grimaud, Sébastien Durand, Thomas Michaux, Toshiko Oiwa, Yan Giraldou
Coproduction Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris, Montpellier Danse Festival 2004, Perspectives Festival, Sarrebruck/Moselle, Théâtre de l’Olivier, Istres, Groupe Partouche-Casino municipal Aix/Thermal
Working residence at Scène Nationale de Cavaillon
Duration 73min
Premiered On 01 June 2004, Perspectives Saarrebruck Festival
" “N” is the title which has been given to the work prepared with Ulf Langheinrich and Kurt Hentschläger. It is a “masked title” which purposefully does not express what is evoked in the work, which deals with the unspeakable, what is beyond description. Suffering, torment, humiliation, torture… the body as the primary vector for annihilation and destruction. If what we are trying to say seems virtual and distant to a part of the world population, it is in fact quite close and cogently, sharply real. It has spread throughout time from the very dawn of our existence to the present day, without interruption, reaching incandescent peaks of trouble. Its force is matched solely by our disbelief."
Angelin Preljocaj