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Music for your eyes

France : Europe/Paris

Pneuma, choreography by Carolyn Carlson

Next broadcasts Friday, February 22 at 17:55 on Mezzo

    In March 1999, Carolyn Carlson and the Opéra de Bordeaux ballet premiered "Hydrogen Jukebox", a fascinating choreography with music by Philip Glass. The choreographer is back this season with an exciting project drawing its inspiration from an essay by French philosopher Gaston Bachelard, "Air and dreams". This time the music is by Gavin Bryars, a "post-minimalist" composer who previously worked with William Forsythe, Lucinda Childs, Maguy Marin, Jirí Kylián and Merce Cunningham. Carlson's choreography explores the duality of the human being, between body and soul, gravity and elevation, matter and mind. An ode to human nature, at once passionate and poetic.


    • Ballet de l'Opéra national de Bordeaux (COMPAGNIE DE BALLET)


    Pneuma - Air and dreams
    Choreography by Carolyn Carlson
    Opéra National de Bordeaux Ballet
    Composer, Gavin Gryars

    Recording: February 19 2019
    Director: Yan Proefrock
    Duration: 01:25

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