Following their first opus Vessel, choreographer Damien Jalet and visual artist Kohei Nawa now present their response: Planet [wanderer].
Starting time: 8 p.m.
Duration: 70 minutes, excl. intermission
Planet [wanderer] builds on the etymology of the word planet, which comes from the Greek planaomai, meaning ‘to roam, or to wander’. Jalet and Nawa see the planet as a celestial body adrift, and think that being adrift is the distinguishing feature of all bodies in this universe.
Choreographer and dancer Damien Jalet became fascinated by the work of Kohei Nawa and contacted him for a partnership. During a four-month joint residency at Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto, Jalet’s wish came true, and they created Vessel.
-|-Planet [wanderer] walks a fine line between scientific laboratory and mythological tale from Kojiki, the oldest Japanese books about the creation of the world. The performance explores various phases of connection and separation, harmoniousness and fragility, violence and destruction.
Planet [wanderer] is a raw, visceral and dreamlike love story between humans and the planet to which they are bound.
choreography Damien Jalet
stage design Kohei Nawa
production Chaillot Théâtre National De La Danse
co-production Théâtre National De Bretagne/ Festspielhaus St Pölten/ Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre/ Rohm Theatre Kyoto/ Opéra De Rouen Normandie/ Sandwich Inc.
nominated for the Fedora - Van Cleef & Arpels award for ballet 2020
financed in part by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union
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