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Shaker Loops / Cover

Ballet de Lorraine performs two UK premieres by choreographers Andonis Foniadakis and Itamar Serussi.

Most recent performance

There are currently no scheduled performances of Shaker Loops / Cover. It was last on stage 11–14 March 2015 as part of the Spring 2014/15 season.

Background

Ballet de Lorraine – a contemporary company with a provocative, experimental mindset – performs two UK premieres in their enticing mixed programme. Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis is director of Apotosoma Dance Company and has created new works for companies around the world, including the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Ballet de l’Opéra National de Lyon, Benjamin Millepied Dance and the Sydney Dance Company. For his first work for Ballet de Lorraine Foniadakis selected John Adams’s Shaker Loops (1978), now an emblematic work of minimalism. Influenced by Adams’s inventive use of loops and waves, Foniadakis creates a thrilling and turbulent work, an electrifying combination of Adams’s music and powerful dance.

Israeli choreographer Itamar Serussi’s playful and fluid dance language has caught the attention of companies across Europe. In Cover, he takes inspiration from Hector Berlioz’s revolutionary Symphonie fantastique. Berlioz’s orchestral masterpiece evokes a young artist’s self-destructive passion for a woman, whose imagined presence haunts him through a seductive, recurring melody. His melancholy, euphoria, delirium and imagined diabolical seduction are Serussi’s platform for a unique choreographic journey that navigates between conflict and harmony.

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