This summer, the Ballet Preljocaj will be performing in the remarkable setting of the Théâtre de l'Archevêché, in the heart of Aix-en-Provence, for two exceptional open-air evenings.

Way back in 1989, Noces already contained Angelin Preljocaj’s whole alphabet: casting light and shadow on dancing bodies, the radiating shine of the performers and the omnipresence of the music. Six years later, the female duet Annonciation reveals itself in a face-to-face full of contrasts. Today, Angelin Preljocaj creates Torpeur with the collective 79D. A repertoire evening, between past and present.


1 August 2024 at 10pm
2 August 2024 at 10pm
Théâtre de l'Archevêché, Aix-en-Provence
From 15€ to 35€
1h45 (with intermission)

Distribution / Credits

ANNONCIATION Creation 1995
Piece for 2 dancers
Durée 20 min
Chorégraphie and scenography Angelin Preljocaj
Music Stéphane Roy (Crystal Music), Antonio Vivaldi (Magnificat)
Musical performance Ensemble international de Lausanne / Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Conducted by Michel Corboz
Costumes Nathalie Sanson
Lighting Jacques Chatelet
Created in residence at au TNDI - Châteauvallon
Prize winner at Bessie Award 1997 à la 13ème édition du New York Dance & Performance Award
TORPEUR Creation 2023
Pièce pour 12 dancers
Durée 30 min
Choreography Angelin Preljocaj
Lighting Éric Soyer
Music 79D
Costumes Eleonora Peronetti
Coproduction Festival Montpellier danse
NOCES Creation 1989
Pièce pour 10 dancers
Durée 30 min
Choreography Angelin Preljocaj
Music Igor Stravinsky, "Noces"
Performed by Les Percussions de Strasbourg et le Chœur contemporain d'Aix-en-Provence
Conducted by Roland Hayrabedian
Costumes Caroline Anteski
Lighting Jacques Chatelet
Commission 1989 Biennale nationale de danse du Val-de-Marne
Coproduction Maison des Arts de Créteil, TNDI Châteauvallon - Toulon, Alpha - FNAC, Arsenal - Metz, Centre National des Arts d'Ottawa
Dancers Baptiste Coissieu, Mirea Delogu, Antoine Dubois, Chloé Fagot, Clara Freschel, Verity Jacobsen, Florette Jager, Erwan Jean-Pouvreau, Yu-Hua Lin, Florine Pegat-Toquet, Simon Ripert, Valen Rivat-Fournier
Assistant, assistant artistic director Youri Aharon Van den Bosch
Rehearsal assistant Cécile Médour
Rehearsal assistant / Choreologist Dany Lévêque
Crédits photographiques © Laurent Philippe (dans l’ordre d’affichage Torpeur / Annonciation / Noces / Torpeur / Noces)


« An essential piece within the Ballet Preljocaj repertoire,
Annonciation is a radiant, troubling
and captivating work of rare aestheticism worth seeing over and over again! »
L’oeil d’Olivier

« At the heart of the show, embraced by the now classic pieces Annonciation and Noces, the choreographer’s latest creation, Torpeur explodes with sensuality. A sublime triptych. Breathtakingly beautiful. »

« Preljocaj has taken on Stravinsky’s inspired score and put his name to a masterpiece. Violent and innovative, this choreography is careful not to use the music as a mere background noise:it embraces the pulsing beat and its impeccable rhythms.»