Firmly entrenching the Paris Opera Ballet in today’s multifaceted world, Aurélie Dupont, Director of Dance, has invited four contemporary choreographers to the Palais Garnier. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet, the two Belgian choreographers who created Boléro in 2013, return to the House, each presenting a new work, the former to music by Woodkid, the latter to a score by Koki Nakano.
Twenty-three-year-old American choreographer Tess Voelker who has been working at the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) since 2017, is proposing a first piece for our Company to the rhythms of a song by Nick Drake.
Finally, French choreographer and stage director Mehdi Kerkouche, accompanied by musician Guillaume Alric, transports the audience into his hip-hop world.
Exposure / Choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Music: Woodkid, Costume design: Chanel, Piano: Ruta Lenciauskaite, Cello: Cyrille Lacroutsi
Clouds inside / Choreography: Tess Voelker, Recorded music: Nick Drake, Video: Sander Loonen
Brise-lames / Choreography: Damien Jalet, Music live: Koki Nakano, Recorded music: “00:26” Ólafur Arnalds et Nils Frahm, Scenography and costums : JR
Et si / Choreography: Mehdi Kerkouche, Original recorded music: Guillaume Alric, Styling: Guillaume Boulez