12th Festival 2002

Main programme

Dienstag, 12. Nov. // 19.30 – 20.50 Uhr
Oper Leipzig


Compagnie Charleroi/Danses – Plan K, Charleroi

»Metapolis« Project 972

Modernes Ballett

Konzept und Choreografie:

Frédéric Flamand


Zaha Hadid


Michael Daugherty, Anton Aeki, David Shea, Pierre Henry, Scanner, Olivier Messiaen, Tone Rec


Carlos da Ponte

Video live:

Pino Pipitone


Frédéric Flamand, Nicolas Olivier


Nora Alberdi, Jason Beechey, Tristan Brinckman,
Katharina Christl, Hayo David, Yasuyuki Endo, Gabor Finta, Christopher Harrison Kerr, Lionel Hun, Gabriella Iacono, Martine Lange, Gonçalo Lobato de Faria Ferreira, Antje Reinhold, Manuel Ronda, Kuo-Chuan Wang

Eine Podiumsdiskussion mit Zaha Hadid findet am 12 Nov., 16.00 Uhr in der Hochschule für Grafik and Buchkunst statt.

Man in the big city – a path into light and darkness, between high-rises and cars, in company and in silence. He moves on bridges which, for him, represent the street, shelter and passage, a passage to other people or into solitude. The big city, where there's entertainment and commotion, but also contact, zest for life and protection.

While the camera races through the cities on a cinematic level, the dancers on the stage move ornately at a human pace. Immersed in brilliant colors, they show possibilities of society and movement in a room that is constantly changing. Harmony is a contrast to suffering, dance is a behavior pattern in opposition to a standstill.

Frédéric Flamand is the most important choreographer of the French-speaking part of Belgium. In 1973 in Brussels, he founded the company Plan K which gives guest performances all over the world under the name Charleroi/Danses. Together with world-renowned architects, he created the stage trilogy »Moving Target« (with Diller + Scofidio, 1996), »Metapolis« (with Zaha Hadid) and »Body/Work/Leisure« (with Jean Nouvel, 2001).

Zaha Hadid was born in 1950 in Baghdad, has lived in London and is one of the most important architects of our time. The administrative building for the new BMW plant in Leipzig is being built in accordance with her plans.

Uraufführung: 08.03.2000, Charleroi

Internetseiten der Compagnie: www.charleroi-danses.be

Produktion Charleroi/Danses, Centre Chorégraphique de la Communauté Wallonie-Bruxelles

Koproduktion Brüssel – Kulturhauptstadt 2000, Maison des Arts et de la Culture André Malraux/Créteil, Festival Oriente Occidente di Rovereto, Het Muziektheater Amsterdam, L'Arsenal de Metz

Die Compagnie Charleroi/Danses wird unterstützt durch Le Commissariat Général aux Relations Internationales de la Communauté française de Belgique.

Das Gastspiel in Leipzig erfolgt mit freundlicher Unterstützung der BMW Group, München, und des Commissariat Général aux Relations Internationales de la Communauté française Wallonie-Bruxelles (C. G. R. I.).