October 2016 / February 2017
This programme, designed as a bridge between 20th century dance and contemporary choreography, brings together some of the most inspired modern performers and choreographers in the setting of the Fondation Louis Vuitton auditorium.
It reflects the artistic exchanges between France and Russia in the early 20th century and their strong continuing influence on contemporary creation.
This programme to coincide with the exhibition: Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection.
© Alexander Kargaltsev
François Chaignaud is a dancer, choreographer and researcher who has worked on Danses Libres by François Malkovsky, the figure of Isadora Duncan and The Rite of Spring. In partnership with Cecilia Bengolea.
Most recently Chaignaud has worked with Tanztheater Wuppertal and the Lyon Opera Ballet. In this exclusive freestyle performance for Fondation Vuitton, Chaignaud will present a brief history of dance.
Nicolas Le Riche (former dancer of Opera Ballet of Paris)
Created by Nicolas Le Riche "Le Faune et moi" is a dance conference based on the famous "The Afternoon of a Faun" imagined in 1912 by Vaslav Nijinsky. For his creation, Le Riche also drew from a work by Comedie Française's stage director Éric Génovèse to which he added a music score.
For his interpretation of "The Afternoon of a Faun" Nicolas Le Riche leads dancer Clairemarie Osta in a magnificient variation of the ballet echoing the myth imagined by Nijinsky.
From transmission to creation, Nicolas Le Riche makes this appointment an enchanted homage to the original Faun.
© Bart Grietens
For a creative production of the “The Rite of Spring” ballet, the choreographer Daniel Linehan is bringing together twenty dancers from the P.A.R.T.S. school. By choosing to have two pianos perform Igor Stravinsky’s masterpiece during the show, the public will be immersed into music and dance. The bi-frontal staging configuration of the Auditorium makes of this event an exceptional and unique experience.
© Joris Casaer
With Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Lil Buck (création), Marie-Agnès Gillot, Friedemann Vogel, Daisy Phillips and James O'Hara.
Twentieth-century classics and figures of Les Ballets Russes were the inspiration for this spectacular showcase event, which sees artists from diverse dance backgrounds took a leap in an exciting new direction with original interpretations of legendary balletsThe Firebird,The Dying Swan and The Faun.