Body and Soul

Premiere of Body and Soul, choreographed by Vancouver’s own Crystal Pite, and performed by the Paris Opera Ballet. Following the phenomenal success of The Seasons’ Canon in 2016, Pite was invited back in 2019 to create a full-length work for thirty-six dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet. A work in three distinct parts, Body and Soul articulates Pite’s […]

空 KU

What is Ku?In an ever-changing world.The sun rises from the east in the morning and sets in the west in the evening.The moon then rises and its shape changes every cycle.The cherry blossom loses its flowers in the wind 10 days only after blooming.There must be a law guiding this ever-changing world.The ancient Indian Buddhists […]

Triangle of the Squinches

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is pleased to present a groundbreaking new collaboration bringing together a trio of celebrated artists: choreographer Alonzo King, architect Christopher Haas, and percussionist Mickey Hart. This new work will have itsworld premiere during Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s 2011 Spring Home season, at the Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the […]

Eskapist

Daydreaming, escape from reality, the power of imagination … are you an escapist? If so, when? We occasionally withdraw from reality by daydreaming, listening to music, watching a film or by inventing a new reality. At the theatre, you will visit, for a moment, a world you may never have encountered before in your own […]

May B

May B heralded the international breakthrough of Maguy Marin and has been performed worldwide since 1981. It is based on the writings of Samuel Beckett, who unexpectedly gave the then young and unknown French choreographer his blessing to adapt his work. Echoing the existential forlornness of Becketian characters, Marin’s 10 dancers roam the stage like […]

Three ballets by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Each dancer is like a musical instrument with its own sonority and colour. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker This triptych spans ten years of creation (from 1986 to 1995) and bears witness to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s remarkable dialogues with the great scores of classical music. The term “dialogue” is undoubtedly too tame to describe this almost physical confrontation […]

Mirror and Music

With Mirror and Music, Japanese choreographer Saburo Teshigawara returns to Chaillot with a work for nine dancers, for which he also did the stage design, lighting, and costumes. “I am trying to express something of the invisible…that has no specific form, it’s more a shape that erases itself, that is constantly appearing and disappearing. I […]

Gravity Fatigue

Hussein Chalayan’s first theatrical work Gravity Fatigue, received its world premiere at Sadler’s Wells in October 2015. Gravity Fatigue combined the visual creativity of his artistic concepts with contemporary dance, realised in partnership with award-winning choreographer Damien Jalet (Vessel, Babel(words)), Yeast Culture’s Nick Hillel, sound illustrators MODE-F and lighting designer Natasha Chivers, the production takes […]

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