1989 Creation

Piece for 10 dancers
Choreography Angelin Preljocaj
Music Igor Stravinsky, Noces
Interpretation Les Percussions de Strasbourg et le Chœur contemporain d'Aix-en-Provence
Conducted by Roland Hayrabedian
Costumes Annick Goncalves, Caroline Anteski
Lighting Jacques Châtelet
Choreologists Noémie Perlov, Dany Lévêque
Dancers Alvaro Morell, Angelin Preljocaj, Christophe Haleb, Florence Vitrac, Hélène Desplat, Magali Caillet, Philippe Madala, Roser Montllo-Guberna, Silvia Bidegain, Xavier Nickler
Commissioned by la Biennale nationale de la Danse du Val-de-Marne
Coproduction Maison des arts, Créteil, TNDI Châteauvallon, Toulon, Alpha - FNAC, Arsenal, Metz, Centre national des arts, Ottawa, Compagnie Preljocaj
Subsidised by Conseil général du Val-de-Marne, Ministère de la culture et de la communication - Direction de la Musique et de la Danse (Fonds de promotion chorégraphique), ADAMI, SPEDIDAM
With the support of Théâtre du Merlan, Marseille, Services culturels de l'Ambassade du Canada
Duration 35min
Premiered on 18 May 1989, Biennale nationale de la Danse du Val-de-Marne, Maison des Arts de Créteil

"As far as my memory goes, weddings have always seemed to me like strange tragedies: by Balkan tradition or just the fantasy of a temperamental child, I knew that the mystery would grow progressively around the bride, always absent from the festivities. The bridesmaids would change her into currency, passing from one family to another, and then she would appear at the ultimate moment, when all the spirits dim from a full day of ecstasy, staring at her, a veiled reflection of the drama which they could no longer ignore.
Then offering herself in a back-to-front version of a funeral ritual, she would walk slowly, her eyes brimming with tears, towards the consented rape."

Angelin Preljocaj

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