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Following the huge public success of “Mayday…”, Yasuyuki Endo, dance soloist and assistant to Frédéric Flamand, has created a trio on pointes to Halvorsen’s Passacaglia based on a theme of Handel, revisiting the classical and neoclassical language in his own way.

Passacaglia is a word of Spanish origin, coming from pasear (to walk) and calle (street). Three people meet in a street and continue their journey with an unsteady equilibrium.

The trio 3 in Passacaglia, by and with Yasuyuki Endo, (…) is a sheer wonder, a jewel of technical precision, rigour and emotion. The piece alternates between duets and a trio to the rhythm of the passacaille and the sarabande with variations in G minor by Halvorsen based on Handel. Contact is light, rapid, refined and carried along. A work highlighting the elegance and technique of pointes by the very graceful Ji-Young Lee before coming to an end to thunderous applause. Didier Philispart, Fréquence Sud

Creation 20/09/2012 - Ballet National de Marseille (F)
Production Ballet National de Marseille
  • Yasuyuki ENDO
  • The Japanese dancer and choreographer Yasuyuki Endo trained at Tokyo’s Shigyo Ballet School before launching his career with the Star Dancers Ballet in Tokyo and the Australian Ballet, (...)
Lights Hisashi Adachi (Imp LIGHTING), Bertrand Blayo
Music Passacaglia and Sarabande with Variations in G Minor - Halvorsen Haendel
Costumes Jean-Michel Lainé 
4 dancers
10 mn