Sirènes (choreography: : Martin Harriague) Harriague / Vivaldi, Corelli, Araia, Raupach

Martin Harriague is one of the two winners of the First Classical & Neoclassical Young Choreographers’ Competition (Biarritz – 2016) in conjunction with the Centre for Choreographic Cooperation of Greater Southwestern France. He created Sirènes as part of this which is intended to include the repertoire of Malandain Ballet Biarritz. He was also chosen to be Artist in residence at the Biarritz National Choreographic Centre (“Associate Artist” measure put in place by the French Ministry of Culture). As a result, he is provided with long-term logistical support and advice.

« I grew up by the sea, fascinated, and scrutinising the foam without being able to unravel its mysteries. What would I have sacrificed, what would I have learned, if a fatal pact had let me catch a glimpse of the abyss? It’s in this very ocean, both familiar and imaginary, that mermaids and humans play out their destiny. » 

Martin Harriague

Victoria Eugenia Antzokia, Donostia / San Sebastián
6th-7th April 2018

music Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, Francesco Araia & Hermann Raupach
choreography Martin Harriague
assistant choreographer Shani Cohen
costume designer Mieke Kockelkorn
dressmaker Véronique Murat, Nelly Geyres, Charlotte Margnoux
lighting Martin Harriague et Christian Grossard
set design Frédéric Vadé

Co-production Festival Cadences – Théâtre Olympia (Arcachon, France), Donostia Kultura - Victoria Eugenia Antzokia de Donostia (San Sebastian, Spain) – Ballet T, CCN (National Choreographic Centre) – Malandain Ballet Biarritz (Biarritz, France)

Length 40’

Ballet for 21 dancers

Martin Harriague […] undeniably a new up and coming talent.

Amélie Bertrand , Danse avec la plume, 19 April 2018