24th Festival 2014 / Programme

Main programme

Samstag 08. Nov. // 19.30 – 20.30 Uhr

Ab 14 Jahre


28,00 / 24,00 / 18,00 €
(erm. 24,00 / 19,00 / 13,00 €)

Ballet national de Marseille



»Élégie« (Videoausschnitt  )


Konzeption und Choreografie:

Olivier Dubois


François Caffenne, Richard Wagner (»Elegie« in As-Dur für Klavier)



Patrick Riou



Malgorzata Czajowska, Yoshiko Kinoshita, Ji-Young Lee, Kety Louis-Elizabeth, Mylène Martel, Béatrice Mille, Valentina Pace, Valeria Vellei, David Cahier, Vito Giotta, Gabor Halasz, David Le Thai, Marcos Marco, Angel Martinez Hernandez, Diego Tortelli, Nahimana Vandenbussche, Anton Zvir

Transit – between this world and the other side … Darkness lies over the world. Fog and rolls of thunder create a mythical atmosphere. A living being slowly creeps into the space, born from the earth. Archaic landscapes show the development of this creature through to the end of its life. It’s a dialogue with the other side as a new beginning and a suggestive cycle of nature.

»Duineser Elegien« (»Duino Elegies«) by Rainer Maria Rilke, a collection of ten elegies written between 1912 and 1922 and published in Leipzig for the first time in 1923, serves as inspiration for »Élégie«. They describe the contradictions of human existence in a poetic exchange of lament and praise, rising and falling, life and death. »Élégie« is one of the most unusual pieces of choreography made in France in recent times.

Ballet national de Marseille, founded by Roland Petit in 1972, is one of the leading companies in France. It has 28 dancers and offers guest performances throughout the entire world. Its repertoire includes pieces by a wide variety of choreographers and is very diverse aesthetically. Olivier Dubois, born in 1972 in Colmar, is a dancer and choreographer. Intense, powerful and unconventional, his pieces evoke many different opinions. Dubois has served as the director of the Centre chorégraphique national de Roubaix Nord-Pas de Calais since 2014.

Uraufführung: 28.08.2013, Festival Août en Danse, Marseille
Kontakt: www.ballet-de-marseille.com

Produktion: Ballet national de Marseille
Koproduktion: Compagnie Olivier Dubois (COD), Paris

Das Gastspiel in Leipzig erfolgt mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch Institut français d’Allemagne, Berlin und Leipzig Französisches Ministerium für Kultur und Kommunikation – DGCA, Paris.