Choreographer – Angelin Preljocaj
Choreography Angelin Preljocaj
Assistant, Deputy to the Artistic Direction Youri Aharon Van den Bosch
Rehearsal assistant Natalia Naidich
Choreologist Dany Lévêque
Playlist #1 consist of excerpts from famous Angelin Preljocaj ballets which brought to the French choreographer the world fame: “Le Parc” (1994), “Romeo and Juliet” (1996), “Paysage après la bataille” (1997), “La Stravaganza” (1997), “Snow White” (2008), “And then, one thousand years of peace” (2010), “The Nights” (2013), “Spectral Evidence” (2013), “Return to Berratham” (2015).
Playlist #1 expresses the entire breadth of Angelin Preljocaj’s choreographic vocabulary, his predilection for written texts, the introspection, and the symbolism.
Le Parc (1994)
"Le Parc" was set to music by Mozart for the Paris Opera and brought to the young choreographer the prestigious award “Benois de la danse”. This provocative and sensual ballet takes place in Versailles of Louis XV, where love connections arise and taboo is destroyed.
Romeo and Juliet (1996)
The performance was given at the Opera de Lyon. It is one of the most exceptional interpretations of Prokofiev ballet. The action takes place in the modern world looks like a prison. The inspiration for this kind of treatment was the Orwell's novel "1984". Preljocaj has received the award Les Victoires de la Musique for the ballet.
Paysage après la bataille (1997)
The performance is a cycle of dance stories tell about the end of the XX century. It was warmly welcomed at the Avignon festival. The choreographer reflects on the impossible connection – the intellectual and sensual approaches to the art, inspired by the works of ready-made founder Marcel Duchamp and writer Joseph Conrad.
La Stravaganza (1997)
The performance staged for the New York City Ballet, combines Vivaldi works and contemporary music. The ballet reflected the story of the settling of America by immigrants, which can be traced until the end of the XX century.
Snow White (2008)
There is connection of a brothers Grimm dark fairytale and symphonies of Gustav Mahler, the scenery Terry Leproust and costumes of Jean Paul Gaultier in the performance. Preljocaj has received the award "Crystal Globe" for this ballet.
And then, one thousand years of peace (2010)
This co-production of the Bolshoi theatre and Ballet Preljocaj based on the most mystical part of the New Testament – "Revelation" or "Apocalypse". The choreographer has mixed up the biblical story with the music of Laurent Garnier – the famous techno musician, who is called the father of French electronic.
The Nights (2013)
Solo and Duets
The performance was set to the music of John Cage for the New York City Ballet. Its atmosphere was influenced by a real historical event – the Salem witch trials, during which the court takes on faith the "spectral" pieces of evidence and dreams of the accusers, resulted in the death of innocent women.
Spectral Evidence (2013)
Solo and Duets
The performance was set to the music of John Cage for the New York City Ballet. Its atmosphere was influenced by a real historical event – the Salem witch trials, during which the court takes on faith the "spectral" evidences and dreams of the accusers, resulted in the death of innocent women.
Return to Berratham (2015)
The ballet was created especially for the stage of the Palais des Papes in Avignon. The tragedy of the civil war in Yugoslavia is revealed through the story of a girl Katie. She is a protagonist’s lover in search of which he returns to hometown Berratham. The choreography of Preljocaj does not illustrate the story, written by Laurent Mauvignier, but expresses its emotional component.
The Ballet Preljocaj, National Choreographic Centre subsidized by Ministry of Culture and Communication – DRAC PACA, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, Bouches-du-Rhône Department, Aix-Marseille Provence Metropolis / Aix Regional Territory, City of Aix-en-Provence, supported by Groupe Partouche – Casino Municipal d’Aix-Thermal, Individuals and companies’ sponsors, and private partners.