Film recording (from Teatro Real, Madrid, 2012)
Music and dance theater by Alain Platel

Sunday, 08. November 2020 // 4.00 p.m. - approx. 6.15 p.m.
Passage Kinos

    Alain Platel, born in 1956 in Ghent, is one of the most important choreographers of our time. He founded the Compagnie les ballets C de la B in his hometown in 1984 and has been a guest at euro-scene Leipzig with nine pieces over the years, most recently with “Requiem pour L.” in 2018. The concept for the competition “Das beste deutsche Tanzsolo” also comes from him.

    At the Madrid Opera House in 2012, Alain Platel staged the play “C(h)œurs,” whose title brings together the French words cœurs (hearts) and chœurs (choirs). He chose choral works by two composers, Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) and Richard Wagner (1813-1883), who gave voice to the people in their great operas. The tension between the individual and the masses is heightened even further through dance.

    From 14 years

    Entrance free

    Premiere: 12.03.2012, Teatro Real, Madrid // Duration: 110 minutes

    Filmproduction: 3sat, Mainz, und Televisión Española, Madrid

    With kind permission by ZDF

    Introduction: Arnd Wesemann, journalist, tanz, Berlin

    Music: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner

    Concept, staging and choreography: Alain Platel

    Musical direction: Marc Piollet

    Choir and Orchestra: Teatro Real, Madrid

    Dancers: les ballets C de la B, Ghent

    Archive 2020

    30th Festival Year