One Flat Thing, reproduced - William Forsythe

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Carte blanche for William Forsythe

Dance

Fabrice Mazliah / William Forsythe

  • Opéra de Lyon
  • 2 hours 10 minutes
    whose2 intermission (s)

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William Forsythe, a legend in neoclassical ballet, has been given carte blanche by the Lyon Opera House. An opportunity to examine, through three characteristic works, including one from his former collaborator Fabrice Mazliah, the way in which the New York choreographer has brought new life to ballet.

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À propos

The show begins with an invitation to Fabrice Mazliah, a long-time performer and collaborator with the Forsythe Company, to create something echoing the master's work. Then we enter the heart of Forsythe's structuralist writing with Quintett, a classic marked by the virtuoso pointe work The evening ends with One Flat Thing, reproduced, another classic that resembles a dizzying show-jumping competition.

Sheela Na Gig, popular songs
In Sheela Na Gig, commissioned by the Lyon Opera Ballet, Fabrice Mazliah often uses the voice to highlight the actions of his dancers on stage. Drawing on a body of popular songs linked to the status of women, he explores what lies behind being a female performer on stage, thwarting gender stereotypes in a dance nourished by sharing and solidarity.

Quintett, structuralism and balance
Virtuoso balancing, extreme stretches, Quintett is in a similar vein to Forsythe's structuralist dances. On the stage stands a projector directed towards an open hatch. Two dancers emerge and try to reach the aerial world despite savage attacks from three other dancers. An endlessly repetitive piece whose empathetic emotion blossoms to the sound of music by Gavin Bryars.

One Flat Thing, reproduced, Olympic spirit (and body)
One Flat Thing, reproduced, nicknamed William Forsythe's Olympics, shows the power of movement in cleverly orchestrated disorder: a wild route between large tables that have become rafts or living areas between sky and earth. The dancers, who have become objects of the system, move between these platforms, offering us different points of view on this unusual unrest.
 

Sheela Na Gig
Création

Quintett
Reprise

One Flat Thing, reproduced
Reprise

Voir aussi

  • Interview de Fabrice Mazliah, chorégraphe

    Interview

  • Quintett

    Extrait du spectacle

  • One Flat Thing, reproduced

    Extrait du spectacle

  • Sheela Na Gig - Fabrice Mazliah Sheela Na Gig - © Agathe Poupeney

    Photos

  • Sheela Na Gig - Fabrice Mazliah Shella Na Gig © Agathe Poupeney

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  • Sheela Na Gig - Fabrice Mazliah Sheela Na Gig - © Agathe Poupeney

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  • Sheela Na Gig - Fabrice Mazliah Sheela Na Gig - © Agathe Poupeney

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  • Quintett - William Forsythe Quintett - © Agathe Poupeney

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  • Quintett - William Forsythe Quintett © Agathe Poupeney

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  • Quintett - William Forsythe Quintett © Agathe Poupeney

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  • Quintett - William Forsythe Quintett © Agathe Poupeney

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  • One Flat Thing, reproduced - William Forsythe One Flat Thing, reproduced - © Agathe Poupeney

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  • One Flat Thing, reproduced - William Forsythe One Flat Thing, reproduced © Agathe Poupeney

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  • One Flat Thing, reproduced - William Forsythe One Flat Thing, reproduced © Agathe Poupeney

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  • One Flat Thing, reproduced - William Forsythe One Flat Thing, reproduced © Agathe Poupeney

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Cast Sheela Na Gig

Choreography

Fabrice Mazliah, en collaboration avec les interprètes

Concept, Costumes and Sets

Fabrice Mazliah

Vocal Work and “Outside Eye”

Dalila Khatir

Lighting

Mathias Rieker

Composition and Sound Effects

kling klang klong / Johannes Helberger et Maurice Mersinger

Costumes

Marion Bénagès

Maîtresse de Ballet

Amandine Roque de la Cruz

Cast Quintett

Choreography

William Forsythe en collaboration avec Dana Caspersen, Stephen Galloway, Jacopo Godani, Thomas McManus et Jone San Martin

Music

Gavin Bryars, "Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet"

Costumes

Stephen Galloway

Répétiteurs

Stefanie Arndt et Thierry Guiderdoni

Maître de Ballet

Pierre Advokatoff

Cast One Flat Thing, reproduced

Music

Thom Willems

Costumes

Stephen Galloway

Répétiteurs

Cyril Baldy et Thierry Guiderdoni

Maîtresses de Ballet

Amandine Roque de la Cruz et Jocelyne Mocogni

Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon

Why we love it

This evening invites us to discover three variations on an unmistakable aesthetic.

Why we love it

This evening is also an opportunity to get to know the Forsythian universe of Fabrice Mazliah, commissioned by the Opera Ballet

Why we love it

A way of building bridges between a 20th century monument and 21st century dance.

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