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

Soirée Preljocaj

Three dance pieces by Angelin Preljocaj
//Final night
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 the transience and the 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.
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From 14 years


Choreographies: Angelin Preljocaj


Music: E. Cooley & O. Blackwell, Peter Tschaikowski, „Schwanensee“ op. 20 (Auszug)

Centaures / Centaurs

Music: György Ligeti, Streichquartett Nr. 2 (Auszug)

Still life

Music: 79D, Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto

euro-scene Leipzig

05. Nov. – 10. Nov. 2019
“Parallelwelten” / “Parallel worlds”

euro-scene Leipzig, Festival of contemporary European theatre and dance, will take place for the 29th time from 05. – 10. November 2019. The stages of Schauspiel Leipzig are home to 4 guest performances and the competition “Das beste deutsche Tanzsolo” (“Best german dance solo”) in 11 performances in total.

Further guest performances at Schaubühne Lindenfels, Theater der Jungen Welt and LOFFT – Das Theater. The fringe programme includes audience discussions, films, an exhibition, a book presentation and a technical tour.

phone: 0341 – 980 02 84
Tickets may be ordered at Schauspiel Leipzig, at the festival box office at the Englandladen as well as at further advance ticket offices from now on. Further information

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