Olivier Dubois invents forms with extremely meticulous scores whose almost mechanical precision allows a state of abandonment to be attained. His new work for the Ballet National de Marseille is inspired by Rilke’s Elegies.
A lament, the mournful singing of the Angel... a melancholic creature, “that being who attests to the recognition of a higher level of reality in the invisible”. It is the experience of creation… I - damaged ! Tame this dark magma. Nothing. Gaping openness or savage survival, I am the victim of my own knife, I open the wound and watch my world become flooded. I am the Angel generated, poured out then turned over, swallowed by this night which spreads its darkness over everything. I see it, there, like an attempt at dialogue in the afterlife, a reprieve... like the giddiness of a crazy horizon, the lunatic, the artist confronted with the axis of his mortality, of his human finiteness. Olivier Dubois