Un trait d'union / Still life

A bill of early and a recent Preljocaj pieces. In 2017, channelling the vanitas, he made dance a disturbing mirror of life-death porosity: framed by burning candles, six performers alternate still poses and sequences of intricate, fluid or jerky moves. Against the passing of time, one weapon: bodies’ emotional force and the creative wellspring. The striking Un Trait d’Union (1989) – an armchair, a chair, and the second movement of Bach’s Concerto No.5 for piano – examines the full spectrum of human relations.

Pieces for 2 to 6 performers

Un trait d’union 
 Angelin Preljocaj
Music Jean-Sébastien Bach
Sound design Marc Khanne
Costumes Nathalie Fontenoy
Lighting  Jacques Chatelet
Dancers casting in progress

Still Life
Angelin Preljocaj
Music Alva Noto et Ryuichi Sakamoto
Sound design 79D
Scénographie et costumes Lorris Dumeille
Lighting  Éric Soyer
Dancers casting in progress
Choréologue Dany Lévêque

The company : Angelin Preljocaj

Angelin Preljocaj was born in the Paris region, in France, and began studying classical ballet before turning to contemporary dance.

In 1980, he went to New York to work with Zena Rommett and Merce Cunningham.

He then joined Dominique Bagouet before founding his own company in December 1984.

Angelin Preljocaj collaborates regularly with other artists in various fields such as Air, Laurent Garnier, Granular Synthesis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Azzedine Alaïa, Enki Bilal, Fabrice Hyber & Natacha Atlas. His productions are now part of the repertoire of many companies, many of which also commission original production from him, notably La Scala of Milan, the New York City Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet. 

He has made short films and several full-length films. Since then he has collaborated on several films of his own choreographic work. Several books have been written about his work, notably Angelin Preljocaj (2003). Throughout the course of his career, Angelin Preljocaj has received numerous awards, including the "Grand Prix National de la Danse" in 1992, the "Bessie Award" for Annonciation in 1997 and the "Globe de Cristal" for Snow White in 2009.

He is an "Officier des Arts et des Lettres" and a "Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur" and he was appointed an "Officier de l’ordre du Mérite" in May 2006. He has received the Samuel H. Scripps/ American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2014. 

Since October 2006, the Ballet Preljocaj and its 24 permanent dancers have resided at the Pavillon Noir in Aix-en-Provence, a building entirely dedicated to dance, with Angelin Preljocaj as its artistic director.

In the realm of painting, still life sometimes represents an allegory of death, time and the vacuity of passions...


Château Rouge, Annemasse

  • 20:00

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  • 20:00
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  • Demi-tarif 12€
  • Tarif réduit 22€
  • Plein tarif 25€

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