27-30 Mar 2019
- Young public
Ballet of the Opéra national du Rhin / Radhouane El Meddeb
Signed by a figure of the contemporary stage, this new version of one of the major pieces of the repertoire celebrates the magic of absolute and impossible love. Tribute to a myth of dance.
By entrusting Radhouane El Meddeb with the creation of a Swan Lake, Bruno Bouché, director of the Ballet of the Opéra national du Rhin, bet on emotion. The Tunisian choreographer, who was first a renowned actor before turning to dance, looks to delve into the intimate resources of the masterpiece that was created on a base of Nordic legends by Tchaikovsky, Ivanov and Petipa. If he wishes to deconstruct its classical writing, it’s to make it even more romantic, “acting on the body in its carnal and emotional aspect”. Seduced by its theatricality and its narrative qualities, the choreographer has chosen to base himself on the Freudian vision given to it by Rudolf Nureyev in 1984. The eternal quest of Prince Siegfried becomes in this way the symbol of our shared aspirations of our dreamed, but never reached, perfection.
CHOREOGRAPHY Radhouane El Meddeb
SCENOGRAPHY Annie Tolleter
LIGHTS Eric Wurtz
COSTUMES Celestina Agostino
WITH 32 dancers
PRODUCTION BALLET OF THE OPÉRA NATIONAL DU RHIN / COMPAGNIE DE SOI