In a rare New York appearance, France’s Centre Chorégraphique National Ballet de Lorraine, directed by Petter Jacobsson with its 25 dancers, presents an evening of two works: Cela Nous Concerne Tous (This Concerns All Of Us), choreographed by Miguel Gutierrez; and For Four Walls, choreographed by Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley.
CELA NOUS CONCERNE TOUS takes its inspiration (and title) from the May 1968 social and political movements in France. Driven by a shared fervor, the dancers unfurl in a constantly changing chaos of colors, sounds, garments and moving bodies.
For Four Walls draws upon Four Walls, the first collaboration between Merce Cunningham and John Cage. Rather than recreating the original 1944 piece, they have used the score for piano and voice as the driving force behind this free interpretation. Performed live by the pianist Vanessa Wagner, the melancholic atmosphere of John Cage’s music hovers over the interplay between the mirrored room and movements.
Centre Chorégraphique National Ballet de Lorraine, one of the most acclaimed European companies, has a strong focus on contemporary works while also embracing modern dance history. Its repertoire includes a variety of emblematic pieces by some of our generations most highly regarded choreographers, including works by Latifa Laâbissi, Volmir Cordeiro, Adam Linder, Michèle Murray, Maud Le Pladec, Tatiana Julien, Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown and many others. ballet-de-lorraine
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This project is supported by:
NYU Skirball’s presenting programs are made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; and by Howard Gilman Foundation; FACE Contemporary Theater and FUSED (French U.S. Exchange in Dance), programs of FACE Foundation in partnership with Villa Albertine; General Delegation of the Government of Flanders to the USA; Collins Building Services; Marta Heflin Foundation; Harkness Foundation for Dance; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; as well as our valued donors through memberships, commissioning, and Stage Pass Fund support.