Performed with Karl Stockhausen’s score Sonatine and Karol Szymanowski’s piano and violin concertos, this ballet was unanimously awarded first prize by the jury of the Nyon International Choreography Competition in Switzerland.
Sonatine takes its inspiration from Garcia Lorca’s play The House of Bernarda. It features a scene behind closed doors with women, a symbolic window which is a reminder of the outside world, and a man who disturbs the hierarchical balance of this small society.
Performed on 24 June 1986 by the Temps Présent Company
at Théâtre Marcel Rivière, Le Mesnil Saint-Denis
Music Karl Stockhausen, Karol Szymanovski
Choreography Thierry Malandain
Costumes Nicola Mossakowska
Set design Jorge Gallardo
Lighting design Jean-Claude Asquié
Full length of the performance 25 minutes
Ballet for 5 dancers
Man: Olivier Jedrasiak
4 women: Magali Praud, Luisa Sancho Escanero, Brigitte Valverde, Nathalie Verspecht
Video by Esplanade Saint-Etienne