Estro Malandain / Vivaldi

Thierry Malandain has based this creation on Stabat Mater and Estro Armonico Op.3 by Antonio Vivaldi, a “souped up’’ music, almost subject to the tyranny of always more, hence the temptation to call this ballet: too much?          

Here the choreographer’s creation is based on the desire to rise and the effort required to reach the summit of a mountain, seen as the place where the sky meets the earth. According to the words of André Lendger: ‘‘today it is easier to climb an 8 000 metre summit than rise just a few centimetres inside oneself.’’

created on 8 November 2014 at the Teatro Victoria Eugenia de Donostia / San Sebastian within the framework of the Ballet T project
French première 15 November 2014 at Reims Opera

music Antonio Vivaldi
choreography Thierry Malandain
lighting design Jean-Claude Asquié
costumes Karine Prins
accessories Frédéric Vadé, Christian Grossard

co-production Teatro Victoria Eugenia Donostia / San Sebastian – Ballet T, Reims Opera, Malandain Ballet Biarritz
duration 35’
ballet for 20 dancers

"With next to nothing – (...) just a few recycled paint pots turned into magic lanterns - Thierry Malandain creates a setting of both dramatic and joyful celebration, where the suffering of an inconsolable mother is overcome by the irresistible joy of dance."

Ballroom Revue, Isabelle Calabre, 8 juillet 2014