The piece is based in the ballet Chopiniana, later known as Les Sylphides, made by Michel Fokine in 1907.
This new reinterpretation of the original is a study of the “Ballet Blanc” phenomenon.
The “Ballet Blanc” is arguably considered by many the purest form of classical ballet. The second act of Giselle and La Sylphide are among the first examples of this style, developed in the romantic era.
Chopiniana took this concept to new directions when abstracting “Ballet Blanc”, making it non narrative for the first time.
Proietto creates a new way of seeing this romantic daydream of a ballet and comment on its genre blending dance, acting and film.
The piece is set in an abstract white space, a white hole, a blank page. The beginning of an art work.
The poet, played by an actor, will speak of angst, art and life through a myriad of metaphors.
Norwegian award winning writer and actor Alan Lucien Oeyen (also theater director and Norwegian National Ballet’s house choreographer) will be in che text performed by guest star actor Laurence Rupp.
Through the text Proietto will add a narrative inexistent in the original work, considered by many the first abstract ballet.
Photos by Ashley Taylor
Choreography Daniel Proietto
Original music Mikael Karlsson
Music Frédéric Chopin
Text Alan Lucien Øyen
Conductor Fayçal Karoui
Costume Design Stine Sjøgren
Set design Leiko Fuseya
Light and Video design Martin Flack
Piano Maria Radutu
With the dancers of the Vienna State Ballet
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