Classics loaded with politics – condensed in the body of one Ukrainian dancer
Since 1895, Swan Lake is a monument to th ballet classics, heavily burdened with political legacy. Considering Russia’s invasion in Ukraine, we ask the question of how to talk about Russian classical ballet today?
As a sign of protest, Dukhovnaya has abandoned the choreography of Swan Lake, commissioned by Moscow’s Museum of Contemporary Art, in favor of an original, critical version of the classic in which she has concentrated the entire corps de ballet in one performer: herself.
AFTER TALK with the artists will take place after the performance ODBICIA (Eng. Reflexions). Approx. 19:15. With the participation of the artists of EVERY MINUTE MOTHERLAND by Maciej Kuźmiński, SWAN LAKE SOLO by Olga Dukhovnaya and ODBICIA by Anna Steller.
Held in English, with Polish Sign Language interpretation.
Hosted by Polina Bulat. To read about the host person go HERE
Choreography: Olga Dukhovnaya
Based on a loose interpretation of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s ballet
Choreographic score: Olga Dukhovnaya, Alexis Hedouin
Sound: Anton Svetlichny
Lighting and costumes: Guillaume Jouin i Marion Regnier
Consultunig : François Maurisse
Stage management: François Aubry, Felix Löhmann
Production manager: Amélie-Anne Chapelain
Photography: Doriane Rio
Coproduction: Le Quartz – Scène Nationale de Brest; Au bout du plongeoir & la Coopération Nantes-Rennes-Brest-Rouen – Itinéraires d’artiste(s). Przy wsparciu Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis oraz DRAC Bretagne.
Presentation of the performance during the Festival Ciało/Umysł is made possible due to the suport of the Institut Français in Warsaw.