premiere ‘Period Piece’

  • © Charline Bergeat

The Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon starts its season with seven solo works, the first part of the ‘Danser Encore’ project that brings together 30 dancers of the company with 30 well-known choreographers. On 17 September, Period Piece will premiere, the solo for which Jan Martens is collaborating with dancer Kristina Bentz. They worked together on Henryk Górecki’s Three Dances.

Kristina is given the almost impossible task of rising above the orchestra. The solo is therefore also a metaphor for the struggle we are waging as human beings. Things that are much bigger than ourselves that we try to tame and channel. Old and new, serious and absurd, the minimal and the exuberant are interwoven in this composition that celebrates the possibilities of the human body and mind.