Open rehearsal of the creation by Dominique Brun

Open rehearsal of the creation by Dominique Brun

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Thu. 05 May 2022 — 19h

CCN - Ballet de Lorraine

Thu. 05 May 2022 — 19h

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Open rehearsal around Pas assez suédois ! / Not Swedish enough! creation by Dominique Brun

Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 7:00PM at CCN - Ballet de Lorraine 


Indicative of the 1920’s, Les Ballet Suédois was a ballet company that could equally be seen as an art project, full of enthusiasm, optimism for the future and social discourse. During just five short years they created over twenty works collaborating with a myriad of prominent visual artists and composers. What we hope to capture is this almost frenetic interest in contemporary ideas. In 2014, Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley already made their first research into the Ballet’s rich past with Relâche. For this new encounter they have decided to celebrate the Les Ballet Suédois’s centennial.
The focus of this “soirée” is not in the reconstruction of original works but in creations that are in dialog with the company’s body of work, history and epoch. Through referencing and certain quotations we would like to immerse the public in this very dynamic time and place – Paris in the roaring 20’s.

For the evening we are excited to invite three choreographers, Dominique Brun, Volmir Cordeiro and Latifa Laâbissi all with intense interests in the performative aspect of dance and an exacting relationship to the plasticity of space. In the tradition with this decadent epoch the evening promises to be a feast for all the senses.



Rehearsals open to audiences allow them to observe the intimacy of the choreographer and his/ her dancers at work. They are interactive, and include exchanges with audiences in attendance.

Duration: 1 hour
Free entry

Bookings: billetterie@ballet-de-lorraine.eu / T. +33 (0)3 83 85 69 08

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Dominique Brun

Choreographer, dancer, teacher, and dance recorder in Laban notation, Dominique Brun has danced since the 1980. She co-founded the Quatuor Albrecht Knust (1994-2003), an ensemble with whom she worked on the recreation of dances from the historical repertoire, based on scores established in Labanotation.

Dominique Brun has pursued for a number of years a systematic exploration of the sources of major works in the history of dance. Through this work, it is possible to reevaluate the impact of these pieces on the genealogy of modernity in dance, and to bring face-to-face these historical sources with contemporary interpretation. Moreover, through collaboration with modern performers, it is possible to contrast history and creation, past and present, and memory and the updating of a piece of work. She conceived and executed The Faun - A Film or the Making of the Archive (2007). She reconstituted for the film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky by Jan Kounen (2010) dance extracts of Nijinsky’s The Rite of Spring (1913) from the period’s archives, and choreographed successively the creation Sacre #197 (2012) then the historical reconstitution Sacre #2 (2014) through which she brought together a diptych of 30 contemporary dancers. The creation of Jeux, trois études pour sept paysages aveugles in 2017, concluded the series of creations consecrated to Vaslav Nijinski’s oeuvre.

She created in 2019 Peter and the Wolf, a choregraphed fable for both children and adults after Prokofiev’s work. She’s working on a new program dedicated to Bronislava Nijinska with François Chaignaud and orchestra Les Siecles, that will be premiered in 2020 at Paris’s Philharmonie , in the frame of Festival d’Automne.