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Ballet Preljocaj: Gravity

From 27th to 30th of December 2019
1h20 without intermission | Exceptional performance for New Year's Evening on December 31st!

Cast

Creation 2018
Ballet for 13 dancers

Angelin Preljocaj Choregraphy
Maurice Ravel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Iannis Xenakis, Dimitri Chostakovitch, Daft Punk, Philip Glass, 79D Music
Igor Chapurin Costumes
Eric Soyer Lights
Cécile Médour Assistant rehearsals
Dany Lévêque Choreography specialist

Presentation

For Angelin Preljocaj, dance plays with gravity, weight, and earth’s pull: it glues the dancer to the ground, he must free himself by jumping, but it has no action on the links woven between bodies. The choreographer invites us to a subtle and powerful love fight with gravity, deploying all the palette of movements of limbs, heads and bodies, to conquer everything that glues them to the dance carpet and pulls them back as soon as they evade it. A voluptuous state reached a thousand times, with summits, peaks, highs, and jumps where dancers take off and conquer space as they search for non-gravity.

"Gravitation is one of the four fundamental forces which govern the universe. It designates the attraction of two masses. It is invisible, impalpable, immanent and still it creates gravity. For years, the notions of weight, space, speed and mass have intuitively travelled through my research in choreography. Everyday work with the dancers brings me to experimenting with forms whose fundamental components revolve around this question, which is both abstract and terribly concrete. In line with my principle of alternation between pure research pieces and more narrative ballets, I’m waiting for the question of gravity to open up new writing possibilities."

- Angelin Preljocaj -

EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE FOR NEW YEAR'S EVENING

At the end of the show you will be able to reach the King's State Apartments. The evening will end with a fireworks display to admire from the Hall of Mirrors.

Book your ticket for December 31th 


Production Ballet Preljocaj.
Coproduction Chaillot – théâtre national de la danse – Paris, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Biennale de la danse de Lyon, Grand Théâtre de Provence – Aix-en-Provence, Scène nationale d’Albi, Theater Freiburg (Allemagne).

PROGRAMME

Ballet Preljocaj
Gravity

Creation in 2018
Ballet for 13 dancers

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Ballet Preljocaj: Gravity © Jean-Claude Carbonne

Ballet Preljocaj: Gravity © Jean-Claude Carbonne

Ballet Preljocaj: Gravity © Jean-Claude Carbonne

Ballet Preljocaj: Gravity © Jean-Claude Carbonne

Ballet Preljocaj: Gravity © Jean-Claude Carbonne

Ballet Preljocaj: Gravity © Jean-Claude Carbonne

Ballet Preljocaj: Gravity © Jean-Claude Carbonne

Ballet Preljocaj: Gravity © Jean-Claude Carbonne

Ballet Preljocaj: Gravity © Jean-Claude Carbonne

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