How does the Annunciation, that key moment which underpins a whole religion, resonate in us, what does it awaken? While so many painters over the past 2000 years have sought time and again to understand the flurry of contradictory symbols, which in effect is what the Annunciation is, it comes as something of a surprise […]

Swan Lake

After Snow White and Romeo and Juliet, Angelin Preljocaj tackles a new dance legend, Swan Lake. Angelin Preljocaj has set himself a major challenge with the reinterpretation of the most emblematic ballet in the history of classical dance: Swan Lake. After Gravité and Winterreise, he felt the desire to return to large narrative ballets. A […]

Blanche Neige

Snow White is a great romantic contemporary ballet, based on the Grimm brothers’ version of the fairytale. Angelin Preljocaj is working with all 26 dancers of the company on the most beautiful scores of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies. The costumes are designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, and the set by Thierry Leproust. I was very keen […]

Le Parc

Originally created for the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris and performed for the first time at the Palais Garnier on 9 April 1994, Angelin Preljoçaj’s highly personal contemplation on the nature of love now comes to the stage of the Teatro Costanzi, the Rome Opera House. Using Choderlos de Laclos’ 1782 novel, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, […]

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