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Sensual, dramatic, and daring is the world of choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, a sought-after master provocateur whose works have ranged from an erotic Snow White, featuring costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier, to a commission for New York City Ballet set to music by John Cage. For this work, Preljocaj offers an epic encounter with the end of the world, exploring the apocalypse as a revelation of the deepest truths of our being.Electronic music by influential DJ Laurent Garnier, mixed with samples of Beethoven, and a dramatic staging by renowned artist Subodh Gupta set the mood. Alternating between intense, slashing gestures and classical ballet, the 21 dancers of Ballet Preljocaj evoke the visions of life and death, calm and chaos, that have long kept us clamoring for redemption.
Music by Laurent Garnier
Set design by Subodh Gupta
Costume design by Igor Chapurin
Lighting design by Cécile Giovansili-Vissière
Rhône General Council / Dance Biennial in Lyon, Théâtre National de Chaillot (Paris), Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, The Amsterdam Music Theatre (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen, Germany) Spielzeit'Europa - Berliner Festspiele (Germany), Theatre of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, MC2 (Grenoble), Théâtre de Caen, Royal Opera House - the Château de Versailles, France-Russia Year 2010.
With the support of the Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence.
Angelin Preljocaj has choreographed more than 30 major works.