L’Amour sorcier takes place in the abode of gypsies of Andalucia, in an atmosphere of superstition and sorcery. There we’ll see the love of Candelas and Carmelo troubled by the apparition of the ghost of a young man who before his death was Candela’s fiancé. The curse will definitively be broken when Candelas manages to redirect the jealous attention of the ghost toward another young girl.
Without divesting l’Amour sorcier completely of its picturesque andalucian features, it is to the perennial cycle of life and death that I am attracted. Through this choice and following a viewpoint that makes the subject universal, the principal roles will in part be interpreted by the whole company. Finally, the stage is covered with petals the color of burnong cinders. Black roses that love has run away from, until it comes back.
created on 18 March 2008
at Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg
music Manuel de Falla
coreography Thierry Malandain
set and costumes Jorge Gallardo
lighting design Jean-Claude Asquié
coproduced by Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Teatro Victoria Eugenia de San Sebastián, Opéra Théâtre de Saint-Etienne, Grand Théâtre de Reims, L’Onde de Vélizy-Villacoublay, Opéra de Vichy, Les Amis de Malandain Ballet Biarritz, Malandain Ballet Biarritz
duration of the entire ballet 25’
ballet for 16 dancers