Ballet Preljocaj… ballet as a message to humanity
In the title, there is ‘the lake’ and there are ‘the swans’, two entities threatened by global warming and by ecological alterations linked to rampant industrialisation. So I built the whole drama on the idea that if we do nothing, even the swans will disappear. More than 500 animal species have become extinct in the space of 80 years, which is quite astonishing when you think about it. And it adds to the tragedy of the ballet.
Sometimes, in as little as three dance moves with some music, you can reach the depths of a being and make them feel things that would perhaps require 5 chapters, should you attempt to put them in writing.BALLET PRELJOCAJ : BETWEEN DANCE AND RESISTANCE
MONDAVI CENTER: Ballet Preljocaj – Swan Lake . press
PRELJOCAJ’S MODERN SWAN LAKE REINTERPRETATION REOPENS CANNES’ CULTURAL EVENTS