Les Nuits is a scenography conceived for Angelin Preljocaj’s ballet, based on the text from One Thousand and One Nights.
Various sceneries are outlined against the light of a backdrop with changing colors. A palace, a jail-city are being constructed in front of the audience. The vertical lines of the movable moucharabieh seem to keep the dancers in as many cages. As the death of Sheherazade is postponed every day by her tales, the jail bars are elastic bands continually stretched by the dancers. A play of light and shadows, this stage design is the result of a new team work with Angelin Preljocaj, begun in 2009 with the show Le Funambule.
Maison des Arts de Créteil (May 2013) | Grand Théâtre de Provence (October 2013) | Palais Chaillot (January 2014) | Versailles Opéra Royal - Château de Versailles (December 2013).
Chorégraphy : Angelin Preljocaj
Music : Natacha Atlas & Samy Bishai, 79D
Lights : Cécile Giovansili-Vissière
Costumes : Azzedine Alaïa
With the dancers of the Ballet Preljocaj