2019 Creation

Piece for 12 dancers
Choreography Angelin Preljocaj
Music Franz Schubert, Die Winterreise
Scenography Constance Guisset
Lighting Éric Soyer
Costumes Angelin Preljocaj
Costumes maker Eleonora Peronetti
Baritone Thomas Tatzl
Piano James Vaughan
Choreologist Dany Lévêque
Assistant to the artistic direction Youri Aharon Van den Bosch
Rehearsal assistant Cécile Médour
Dancers Baptiste Coissieu, Leonardo Cremaschi, Isabel García López, Verity Jacobsen, Jordan Kindell, Théa Martin, Emma Perez Sequeda, Simon Ripert, Kevin Seiti, Redi Shtylla, Anna Tatarova, Cecilia Torres Morillo
Commissioned by La Scala de Milan
Production Ballet Preljocaj
Coproduction Coproduction Festival Montpellier Danse 2019, Les Théâtres - Grand Théâtre de Provence
Working residence Les Salins - Scène Nationale de Martigues
Duration 1h15
Premiered by the Ballet of La Scala Milan on 24 January 2019
Premiered by the Ballet Preljocaj from 01 to 03 July 2019 within festival Montpellier Danse 2019

Angelin Preljocaj signs off on a new creation for the Ballet of La Scala Milan, a world premiere within the stimulating virtuous circle of ballets to chamber music orchestrated by the Teatro alla Scala.

For the first time, the choreographer has chosen to work on a work by Franz Schubert, Die Winterreise (The Winter Journey), the Austrian composer’s masterpiece. A score for piano and voice to poems by Wilhelm Müller, a score of profound melancholy, whose episodes mark out the desperate journey of a man betrayed by his beloved. An immersion in the poetic universe of Lieder whose emotional charge guides the audience into the abyss of an inner journey

"Projects to chamber music create, through their very structure, a complicity between the musicians, the dancers and the audience; like a magic triangle. Much more than with a large orchestra.
That’s one of the reasons why I chose Winterreise : Schubert’s 24 Lieder generate an intimate atmosphere that I would like to share in this winter journey. Which is, in fact, a journey through life. I imagine it like a winter garden, a place where winter is present but where the other seasons are also presaged. An experimental laboratory of life."

Angelin Preljocaj

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