Still Life

2017 Creation

Piece for 6 dancers
Choreography Angelin Preljocaj
Music Alva Noto et Ryuichi Sakamoto
Sound creation 79D
Scenography and costumes Lorris Dumeille
Lighting Éric Soyer
Assistant to the artistic direction Youri Aharon Van den Bosch
Choreologist Dany Lévêque
Dancers Isabel García Lopez, Verity Jacobsen, Émilie Lalande, Cecilia Torres Morillo, Baptiste Coissieu, Redi Shtylla
Production Ballet Preljocaj
Duration 45 min
Premiered on 21 September 2017 at Pavillon Noir, Aix-en-Provence (France)

“In the realm of painting, still lifes sometimes represent an allegory of death, time and the vacuity of passions.
From the 17th century onwards, the idea of boundedness and the derisory aspect of life form a wholly separate genre: ‘the Vanities’. Henceforth the objects represented on the canvases symbolise human activities with elements that evoke the passing of time: fragility, destruction, war and the triumph of death.
These same problems are at stake in this work. The bodies of the dancers exude a specific choreographic writing, a reflection on what these ancestral symbols say to us today.”

Angelin Preljocaj