Still Life by Ballet Preljocaj © Jean-Claude Carbonne
Still Life by Ballet Preljocaj © Jean-Claude Carbonne

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Still Life Ballet

“In the realm of painting, still lifes sometimes represent an allegory of death, time and the vacuity of passions.
From the 17th century onwards, the idea of finitude  and the derisive  aspect of life have formed a wholly separate genre: ‘the Vanities’. Henceforth the objects represented on the canvases symbolise human activities with elements that evoke the passing of time: fragility, destruction, war and the triumph of death.
These same problems are at stake in this work. a specific choreographic writing springs out of the bodies of the dancers exude, a reflection on what these ancestral symbols say to us today.”

Angelin Preljocaj

Still Life by Ballet Preljocaj © Jean-Claude Carbonne

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2017 Creation

Piece for 6 dancers

Choreography:
Angelin Preljocaj

Music: Alva Noto
and Ryuichi Sakamoto
Sound creation: 79D
Scenography and costumes: Lorris Dumeille
Lighting: Éric Soyer

Angelin Preljocaj

Angelin Preljocaj, born in France of Albanian parents, is one of France’s foremost choreographers today. He is the Artistic Director of Ballet Preljocaj, based in Aix-en-Provence since 1996, and with his company he has performed all around the world, creating commissioned ballets notably for La Scala in Milan, the New York City Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet.

Angelin Preljocaj has received numerous awards, including the “Grand Prix National de la Danse” (French Ministry of Culture, 1992), the “Benois de la danse” for his ballet Le Parc in 1995, the “Bessie Award” for Annonciation in 1997, “Les Victoires de la musique” for Roméo et Juliette in 1997, the “Globe de Cristal” for Snow White in 2009. Angelin Preljocaj is “Officier des Arts et des Lettres”, “Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur” and “Officier de l’ordre du Mérite” (May 2006). In 2014, he was distinguished for his Lifetime Achievement in Choreography by the “Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award”.

Still Life by Ballet Preljocaj © Jean-Claude Carbonne