Wings of Wax - © Stofleth

Jiří Kylián

Dance As a family

Wings of Wax / Bella Figura / Gods and Dogs

  • Opéra de Lyon
  • 2 hours
  • +12years

A choreographer, a ballet company and three works that have already become cult: that is what lies in store during this evening dedicated to Jiří Kylián, the Czech choreographer and friend of the Opéra de Lyon.

  • 20:00
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  • 16:00
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About

Jiří Kylián is completely at home at the Opéra de Lyon, with no less than 17 works in the repertoire of the ballet company. They will perform the Avant demain programme, comprising two works which entered the repertoire in 2019 and another of his "hits": Bella Figura. Or, to look at it another way, three different facets of the Czech choreographer's world presented with the Opéra de Lyon ballet’s usual quality of interpretation and eclecticism.

Bella Figura, the imaginary and the real
A major work by Jiří Kylián Bella Figura, a dreamlike journey in time, space and light, questions the notion of representation. A "parable on the relativity of sensuality, beauty and aesthetics" which highlights the musicality and virtuosity of his work. Where dance becomes calligraphy in space to the rhythm of the endless twirling of the dancers dressed in full red skirts. Even 25 years after its creation, Bella Figura has lost none of its relevance and great beauty.

Wings of Wax, Icarus in the dark
Revisiting, as its title suggests, the Greek myth of Icarus, whose wax wings melted as he approached the sun, letting him fall into the sea, Kylián here develops a metaphor for the human — too human —  impulse towards freedom and the price that must be paid: that of the fall and oblivion. In the dark, pairs of dancers appear and disappear on stage in an airy and refined ballet that combines delicacy with virtuosity. A work whose musical soundtrack is also striking because of its daring eclecticism, ranging from the minimalism of John Cage and Philip Glass to the baroque music of Von Biber and Bach.

Gods and Dogs, "A healthy portion of madness"
As the homophony of its title indicates,Gods and Dogs explores the invisible and porous lines between opposites and extremes: perfection and animality, madness and normality, health and disease. In short, what Kylián calls "a healthy portion of madness". To a soundtrack of Beethoven's first string quartet and Dirk Haubrich's original compositions, eight dancers cross different physical and emotional states, in a nervous yet precise gestural repertoire emphasized by videos projected directly on their bodies.
 

Voir aussi

  • Bella Figura

    Extrait du spectacle

  • Bella Figura - © Stofleth

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  • Bella Figura - © Stofleth
  • Gods and Dogs

    Extrait du spectacle

  • Gods and Dogs - © Stofleth

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  • Gods and Dogs - © Stofleth

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  • Wings of Wax

    Extrait du spectacle

  • Wings of Wax - © Stofleth

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  • Wings of Wax - © Stofleth

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  • Wings of Wax - © Stofleth

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  • Wings of Wax - © Stofleth

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  • Wings of Wax - © Stofleth

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Bella Figura

Music

Lukas Foss, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Alessandro Marcello, Antonio Vivaldi

Costumes

Joke Visser

Lighting

Tom Bevoort et Kees Tjebbes

Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon

Wings of Wax

Music

Heinrich von Biber, John Cage, Philip Glass, Jean-Sébastien Bach

Costumes

Joke Visser

Set design and lighting concept

Michael Simon

Lighting adaptation and technical execution

Kees Tjebbes

Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon

Gods and Dogs

Music

Jirí Kylián (concept), Dirk Haubrich (composition) : Ludwig van Beethoven

Projection

Tatsuo Unemi, Daniel Bisig

Vidéo

Dag Johan Haugerud, Cecilie Semec

Costumes

Joke Visser

Lighting and technical execution

Kees Tjebbe

Supervision projection and video

Thijs Scheele

Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon

Why we love it

These three pieces are a wonderful summary of this Lyon Opera Ballet regular’s work.

Why we love it

Each is a combination in its own way of the great existential questions raised by the quest for the perfect gesture

Why we love it

The Lyon Opera Ballet is one of the companies best acquainted withKylián's work and themes.

My Evening

  • Trouver la place idéale

    Découvrez les plans de salles, trouvez la place idéale et bénéficiez du meilleur tarif.
  • Première fois à l’Opéra

    Comment je m’habille ? À quelle heure j’arrive ? 
  • Bars et restauration

    Avant le spectacle, et même pendant l'entracte, il est toujours temps à l'opéra de s'offrir un petit plaisir culinaire.