29th Festival 2019

Sunday, 10. November 2019 // 7.30 – 9.15 p.m. (Final night)

From 14 years

Schauspielhaus / Große Bühne

€ 28,00 / 24,00 / 18,00
(red. € 24,00 / 19,00 / 13,00)

Ballet Preljocaj / Centre chorégraphique national d’Aix-en-Provence


Soirée Preljocaj
/ »Ghost« (German première)
/ »Centaures« (»Centaurs«)
/ »Still life« VIDEO CLIP  

Choreographies: Angelin Preljocaj

/ »Ghost« (German première) / 5 dancers

Music: 79D, E. Cooley & O. Blackwell,Peter Tschaikowski, »Schwanensee« (»Swan lake«) op. 20 (excerpts)

/ »Centaures« (»Centaurs«) / 2 dancers

Music: György Ligeti, String quartet No 2

/ »Still life« / 6 dancers

Music: 79D, Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto

This evening presents three choreographies by Angelin Preljocaj, one of France’s most important choreographers. They demonstrate this artist’s aesthetic diversity:

»Ghost« is an homage to Marius Petipa (1818-1910), founding father of classical ballet, on the occasion of his 200th birthday. Based on »Schwanensee« (»Swan lake«), the dance en pointe is mixed with contemporary elements.

»Centaures« (»Centaurs«) shows two human-like beings that – half human, half horse – battle with one another. They symbolize the possibility of a new beginning after a collapse.

»Still life« is a term from 17th century European painting. Vanitas motifs stand for transience and death. The temperamental group scenes and suggestive duos seem like live paintings.

Angelin Preljocaj was born in Sucy-en-Brie, close to Paris, in 1957. He studied classical and contemporary dance and was a dancer with Merce Cunningham and Dominique Bagouet from 1980 onwards. He founded his own company at Champigny-sur-Marne in 1985; since 2006, it has been headquartered in Aix-en-Provence under the name Ballet Preljocaj. Up until today, he has choreographed 52 dance pieces – from solos on up to grand ballets for his company as well as for major opera houses in Paris, Milan, New York and Berlin. At euro-scene Leipzig, he already was a guest with »Helikopter« (»Helicopter«) and »MC 14/22 (Ceci est mon corps)« in 2001 and with »Annonciation« (»Proclamation«) and »N« in 2005.

»Ghost«: World première: 27.11.2018, Festival Diaghilev. P.S., St. Petersburg

»Centaures«: World première: 23.01.1998, Biennale de Danse du Val-de-Marne, Maison des Arts de Créteil

Co-production: Maison des Arts de Créteil, Biennale Nationale de Danse du Val-de-Marne

»Still life«: World première: 21.09.2017, Pavillon Noir, Aix-en-Provence

Contact: www.preljocaj.org

Production: Ballet Preljocaj

The guest performance in Leipzig will take place with the kind support of Institut francais, Berlin & Französisches Ministerium für Kultur – DGCA, Paris.

Institut français, Berlin & Französisches Ministerium für Kultur – DGCA, Paris            Institut français, Berlin & Französisches Ministerium für Kultur – DGCA, Paris