le rêve de nos montagnes
[journey through Armenia]
artistic direction Christina Galstian-Agoudjian choregraphy Christina Galstian-Agoudjian, Anna Karapetyan, Norair Mehrabyan, Arménouhie Petrosyan-Guleyan lighting Antoine Agoudjian sound Michel Basmadjian projections, sound and sound effects Vahé Ignatevossian costumes Sonia Baroudjian, Hélène Basmadjian, Sylvie Bedikian, Sonya Boyadjian, Silva Achkouyan
Boosted by international acclaim for Parfums d’Arménie, this whirlwind dance company presents a new ballet show, choreographed by Christina Galstian-Agoudjian. After four years of rehearsals, she continues to take a passionate interest in the values of an Armenian culture on the move. The sixty dancers that make up her troupe create a living fresco with shimmering colours and captivating rhythms.
Heiress to a popular and rural tradition, this Armenian choreographer draws inspiration from the creative worlds of Pina Bausch, Marie-Claude Pietragalla and Simon Abkarian. Her dancers move with passionate fervour, imbued with dreams of freedom, love and sacred rites. They stand strong, like mountains, despite the trials and tribulations facing them. They awaken ancient gods. Their dance tells an ancestral story, three thousand years’ old. They dance with new vigour and originality. A Revolution in motion that narrates the dream of an Armenia rediscovered.
This show, this hymn to life, portrays daily living through masterful dance, laid bare, and with music and rhythms that transport us. Aurélie Mathieu, Lyon Capitale
- sat 17 8pm