And then, one thousand years of peace
« Contemporary ballet created in collaboration with the Bolshoi Theatre and Subodh Gupta »
This piece is the latest creation of the Ballet Preljocaj, an internationally renowned French company invited to some of the world’s most famous theatres and festivals.
Inspired by the Apocalypse of St. John, And then, one thousand years of peace works in a poetic vein. The word Apocalypse (from the Greek apo: "to lift" and calypsis: "veil") evokes the idea of revealing, unveiling, or highlighting elements that could be present in our world but are hidden from our eyes. It should thus evoke what is nestled in the innermost recesses of our everyday rituals, rather than prophesising about compulsive waves of catastrophe, irreparable destruction, or the imminent end of the world. And then, one thousand years of peace wishes to highlight these bodies that drift along, tossed about by ideals and beliefs, somewhat lost between the lines of the Apocalypse.
Angelin Preljocaj, choreographer and artistic director of the Ballet Preljocaj is known for his innovative creations, now part of the repertoires of various companies who also regularly commission him, especially La Scala in Milan, the New York City Ballet and the National Opera Ballet in Paris. Angelin Preljocaj also frequently collaborates with other artists and for this show he has collaborated with Subodh Gupta for set design, Laurent Garnier for the music and Igor Chapurin for costumes.
Discipline: Contemporary dance
Cities and dates: Mumbai (20 & 21 January) and Delhi (26 & 27 January)