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… Hardly recognisable, liberated, inspired... In his new choreography, Preljocaj has let in a liberated breath of poetic air (...) he pieces together a polished and tender love story He bares himself, body and soul (...) The pieces opens with a motionless prelude; two watchful dancers opt for certain basic movements. Then four dancers take flight, criss-crossing the space in a rich variety of scales and registers. Then, without transition, gestures once again become «mechanical». But the gesturesare rounded, in gentle «closeness», undulating, with glimpses of baroque; oldfashioned figures which stiffen and collapse successively. Consciously stylised turns, each one superimposed on the other in a continuous trompe-l’œil (...) one suspects that Preljocaj is himself a musician. Fascinated by counterpoint, his dancing is constructed like an orchestral polyphony.

Larmes blanches is a sensitive piece which deals with the obscure relationships of two couples trapped by the conventions of everyday life. Starting with a classical outline, the dancers twist and sharpen it, adding surprising changes of tempo.

 

Laurence Louppe

 

 

Creation 1985 for 4 dancers

 

Duration

20 minutes

 

Choreography

Angelin Preljocaj

 

Music

Bach, Balbastre, Purcell

 

Sound track

Marc Krief

 

Costumes

Annick Goncalves

 

Lighting

Jacques Chatelet

 

 

A prize winner at the A.R.I.A.M. Ile-de-France

January 1986

 

 

Co-produced by Compagnie Preljocaj


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