And Then, One Thousand Years of Peace
Angelin Preljocaj / Bolshoi-Theatre / Ballet Preljocaj
World premiere 14 September 2010, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Stück für 21 Tänzer
- 1 h 40 min, without interval
Angelin Preljocaj’s new creation continues his investigation of themes like mythology, religion and the rites of the everyday. The performance is a collaboration between his own company and the Bolshoi Theatre and will examine the Apocalypse in the original sense of the word, meaning »uncovering« [from the Greek »apo« meaning »away« and »kaly-ptein« meaning »sail«]. Preljocaj wishes to reveal what is hidden behind our contemporary rituals.
The French choreographer with Albanian roots will be supported by a remarkable artistic team: Subodh Gupta, one of India’s leading international artists – renowned for his sculptures which turn everyday objects into cult objects – is responsible for the set. The music comes from Laurent Garnier, one of the major names in techno music who has brought a sense of trance back to the dancefloor, like a modern ritual, an avant-garde ceremony with ancient roots. Igor Chapurin, a rising star in the Russian fashion world and a long-time collaborator with the Bolshoi Theatre, is responsible for costumes.
»The highlight of the season so far: Angelin Preljocaj's collaboration with Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet … ›And Then, One Thousand Years of Peace‹ evokes images of war and death, Satan and sin, ecstasy and hopes of salvation.«
tanz, November 2010
Choreography Angelin Preljocaj
Music Laurent Garnier
Scenography Subodh Gupta
Costumes Igor Chapurin
Lighting Cécile Giovansili
Dancers Bolschoi Theatre Arsen Karakozov, Anastasia Meskova, Nuriya Nagimova, Anton Savichev, Egor Sharkov, Alexander Smolyaninov, Xenia Sorokina, Anna Tatarova, Alexey Torgunakov, Anastasia Vinokur
Dancers Ballet Preljocaj Sergi Amoros Aparicio, Claudia De Smet, Sergio Diaz, Natacha Grimaud, Jean-Charles Jousni, Émilie Lalande, Céline Marié, Lorena O'Neill, Fran Sanchez, Nagisa Shirai, Nicolas Zemmour