Lucifer, ballet in two parts by Guillaume Connesson, on a libretto by the composer, retains from the Book of Enoch angels cast down for having loved simple female mortals.
They were considered rebellious angels that Lucifer symbolises in the Christian tradition. The work is composed of many scenes : the crowning of the holder of light, the meeting, the judgement, the fall, blivion, etc. All these episodes, the choreography follows to the letter. Except during the epilogue xhen the man who discovered the emerald crown that Lucifer lost during the fall. Thus, we witness a symbolic representation of the birht of the first man, as stated in Genesis, who was the companion of Eve. He too was expelled from Paradise for disobedience ; he too was a bearer of light, as was the Prince of Darkness, because the day is nothing without night.
created on 24th June 2011
at Zénith de Pau
with l’Orchestre de Pau Pays de Béarn, under the direction of Fayçal Karoui
music and plot Guillaume Connesson
choreography Thierry Malandain
set and costumes Jorge Gallardo
production management, litghing design Jean-Claude Asquié
costume production Véronique Murat
coproduced by Orchestre de Pau Pays de Béarn, Espaces Pluriels Scène conventionnée danse-théâtre Pau-Béarn, Festival Le Temps d’Aimer la Danse de Biarritz, Teatro Victoria Eugenia de San Sebastián – Ballet-T, Malandain Ballet Biarritz
duration of the entire ballet 35’
ballet for 16 dancers