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VÉRONIQUE GIASSON | MALANDAIN BALLET BIARRITZ

VÉRONIQUE GIASSON | MALANDAIN BALLET BIARRITZ

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September 10, 2022 to September 10, 2022

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Through incessant back-and-forth, the duo Reset performed by Véronique Giasson and Laurent Le Gall, pushes the body’s physical limits while imposing strict and precise movements. Featuring music from LACRYMOBOY (Aix-en-Provence, France), the piece sheds light on the infinite possibilities offered by a point A to point B trajectory. Every new and progressively more complex start is built on a road that has already been travelled, on the past of two bodies restarting their voyage, over and over again.

Malandain Ballet Biarritz presents Nocturnes (performance at 7 pm only), an interpretation of the overwhelming sorrow love can cause. It showcases funeral dances from the end of the Middle Ages on Les Nocturnes, a collection of 21 music pieces Frédéric Chopin created between 1827 and 1846. Broadening the relationship between life and death, the show describes the relationship between the passage of time and death, picturing it as the brotherly reunion of all humans, becoming more than just life or death. Picturing everlasting melancholy, Nocturnes draws its inspiration from Chopin’s dark romanticism and medieval funeral dances.

The Malandain Biarritz Ballet presents Mozart à 2 (performance at 9 pm only), a snippet of the Bal Solitude taken from the German Leipzig Ballet and the Austrian Wiener Staatsballett’s repertoire. Set during a ball where festivities and romantic adventures unite, the duo expresses how loneliness can erode the soul when love is not celebrated. Through dance interpretations of Mozart’s piano concertos, Mozart à 2 showcases the emptiness one may feel when love is not reciprocated.