Saison 2018-2019

Fifty plus !

The party never ends with the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine !

After a brilliant 50th anniversary 2017-18 season, we are continuing our celebrations ! Creation is again the focus for this new season, with not less than four new works planned, and we are also revisiting, in a program appropriately titled Festivities !, some pieces which have significantly impacted our company repertory. It is another manifestation of our declaration that past, present and future are inextricably linked, notably in our final program of the season, which includes among others a creation channeling the centenary celebration of the great Merce Cunningham’s birth.
One anniversary celebrating another !

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Program 1 : Plus Plus

Wednesday November 14, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Thursday November 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Friday November 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Sunday November 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Opéra national de Lorraine

Four choreographers, each with unique voices and vocabularies, share this program: first, Thomas Hauert continues in his polyphonic journey of creation which is based on improvization, capable of creating order out of disorder, form from something shapeless, a tight group from a motley crew of individuals. His pieces are a microcosm where the dancers are constantly shaping their freedom and creativity in their connections with each other. This same tension drives Record of ancient things, a creation by our "house" duo of Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley. In a luminous, diaphanous space reconceived as a theatre, night club and an arena, the dancers – seemingly seeking independence in spite of being completely tied together – work through a setup including three different choreographic scenarios. And in between these two larger group works, we also offer the intimate Transparent Monster by Saburo Teshigawara, an iconic figure in contemporary Japanese dance, in a trio of forceful austerity inspired by strange creatures who are half angel, half demon.

Record of ancient things

Choreography : Petter Jacobsson et Thomas Caley

Transparent Monster

Choreography : Saburo Teshigawara

Flot (creation)

Choreography : Thomas Hauert

Program 2 : Festivités !

You absolutely loved these works and would love to see them again: well, the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine's got your back! With these three rich, distinctly different programs we invite you to rediscover or discover some of our most important recent pieces. Along with the mysterious, multi‑faceted Plaisirs inconnus, a rich and layered delight all by itself, these other pieces were selected to accompany the others, specially shaped madeleines to be savored and admired again and again !

Unknown pleasures

5 mystery choreographers

Tuesday February 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Opéra national de Lorraine

Le Surréalisme au service de la révolution 

Choreography : Marcos Morau Dukowshka


Choreography: Twyla Tharp

Nine Sinatra Songs 

Choreography: Twyla Tharp

Friday March 1st, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Sunday March 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Scolar representation : Friday March 1st,2019 at 2:30 PM

Opéra national de Lorraine


Choreography: Rachid Ouramdane

In The Upper Room 

Music: Philip Glass
Choreography: Twyla Tharp

Thursday March 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Friday March 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Sunday March 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Scolar representation: Thursday 7 and friday 8 March 2019 at 2:30 PM

Opéra national de Lorraine

Program 3 : Piano Piano

Thursday May 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Friday May 24, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Sunday May, 26 2019 at 3:00 PM

Scolar representation: Friday May 24 2019 at 2:30 PM

Opéra national de Lorraine

The final program of the season brings together two new works, highlights of an eclectic musical evening. Sending out a call to our disenchanted youth, Olivia Grandville has been inspired by the musical energy of Julius Eastman, a nearly forgotten and neglected figure in American minimalist sound, who brilliantly combined processed art and pop music. His work reflects his political commitment to black and gay activism, driven by a pulsing rock energy which will electrify audiences.

After a proposition from La Fenice in Venice to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Merce Cunningham's birth: a new work, danced to Four Walls, for piano and voice, by his partner John Cage, which was also their first large-scale collaboration. For Four Walls is inspired by an interview whose theme was silence, recorded in the composer's 6th Avenue apartment in New York. The intimacy of the space and the interview itself comprise the full experience of the space, of the time and sound of the period, principally focusing on the present, conceived as a "performance." Nothing but those four walls.

For Four Walls (creation) 

Choreography: Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley

JOUR DE COLÈRE  (creation) 

Choreography: Olivia Grandville