And Then, One Thousand Years of Peace

Angelin Preljocaj / Bolshoi-Theatre / Ballet Preljocaj
Stück für 21 Tänzer
Création 2010

World premiere 14 September 2010, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

And Then, One Thousand Years of Peace. Ballet Preljocaj | Bolschoi-Theater

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  • 1 h 40 min, without interval

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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

A joint production of Bolschoi-Theater and Ballet Preljocaj on the occasion of the French-Russian Year 2010
Co-production Biennale de la danse de Lyon, Théâtre National de Chaillot Paris, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Het Muziektheater Amsterdam, Theater im Pfalzbau Ludwigshafen, spielzeit’europa | Berliner Festspiele, Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, MC2: Grenoble, Théâtre de Caen, Opéra Royal – Château de Versailles Spectacles
With the support of the Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence
We like to thank Communauté du Pays d’Aix, Ville d’Aix-en-Provence and Mazars (Auditing and Advice) for their special financial support.