Production Language English
Country of Origin France
Description Whether putting a modern spin on the classics (Snow White, with costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier) or creating blazingly original works (N, Ballet Preljocaj; Le Parc, Paris Opera Ballet), French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj challenges conventional ideas about form and content. In Near Life Experience (2004 Next Wave), performed to electro band Air, he explored the limits of extreme sensation.
This season, Ballet Preljocaj makes a rare New York appearance with Empty moves (parts I & II). Set to a live recording of John Cage's Empty Words-a meditation on the sensuality of words freed from language-Empty moves follows suit, relishing in the body's remarkable ability for precise line, clarity, and form.