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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


Creation 28/08/2013 - Ballet National de Marseille (F)
Coproduction COD / Compagnie Olivier DUBOIS
Corealisation MP2013, Capitale Européenne de la Culture
  • Olivier DUBOIS
  • After performing work among others by Jan Fabre, and Angelin Preljocaj, Olivier Dubois won the special jury prize from the Syndicat Professionnel de la Critique for his piece Pour tout l’or du (...)

Choreographical assistant Cyril Accorsi
Lights Patrick Riou
Music Richard Wagner Elégie WWV 93 en la Bémol, François Caffenne