Between two performances, choreographer Angelin Preljocaj interacts with his audience in Aix-en-Provence

Between two performances, choreographer Angelin Preljocaj interacts with his audience in Aix-en-Provence
Between two performances, choreographer Angelin Preljocaj interacts with his audience in Aix-en-Provence

After a fascinating meeting on Saturday May 18 morning, with Dany Lévêque, choreologist of Angelin Preljocaj, the Grand studio of the Pavillon Noir was also full in the afternoon for an exchange with the choreographer between the premiere, Friday, of “Requiem(s )” and the 2nd performance the same evening. Questioned by Isabelle Calabre, he willingly took part in the question-and-answer game around this piece which is in no way funereal, the specialist journalist underlined.

Answers first on the “s” of “Requiem(s) because there are diversities of deaths,”we cannot put the suffering of loved ones on the same level between an 85-year-old man who was able to deploy and a 17-year-old boy shot dead in a city, the death of people bombed to that of someone who leaves in peace afterwards. having had time to say goodbye“.

2023, its “annus horribilis”

The idea for this piece goes back 20 years, time has passed and, confides the dancer, there has been this “annus horribilis“in 2023, the death of friends, of one’s own parents within six months of each other:”It was the moment“. He admits that while working there, he told himself that “maybe they would hear it“, this danced “Requiem(s)”.

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