WORKS is a program celebrating dancers. Their uniqueness, virtuosity, engagement, fearlessness, sense of responsibility and humanity. A group of 10 dancers share the stage in a series of six short works, in various constallations, formats, musical environments and choreographic directions. The notion of a new redistribution of artistic responsibilities and resources is at the heart of all six new works and the program as a whole.
WORKS is in many ways a reaction to the changing times, and to the constant evolution of the manner in which dance, and art in general, is being produced. It is an attempt to explore new models of artistic production, to question old boundaries and hierarchies, and explore models of inclusiveness and support, as opposed to those of exclusiveness and competition.
WORKS was originally created in cooperation with the dancers of BALLET DE LYON as an evening of 10 short pieces. It was premiered at Montpellier Danse 2017 under the title TENWORKS (for Jean Paul).
Le jeu de la conversation menée par 25 danseurs brillantissimes et complètement investis multiplie les formes inattendues, conjugue les sentiments les plus divers et laisse le spectateur bouché bée. Comme s’il voyait naître et s’effacer sous ses yeux, dans un jaillissement joyeux et foisonnant, le sel de la vie même.