The Nominees for the FEDORA - VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2020

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08 June 2020


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Planet [wanderer]
by Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse (France)

Choreographer: Damien Jalet
Set Designer: Kohei Nawa

Choreographer Damien Jalet and sculptor Kohei Nawa merge their practices in order to create, Planet [wanderer] a work that sets in motion the visceral and tragic love tale between humans and the planet they are bound to.

LIGHT Bach dances (working title)
by Hofesh Shechter Company (United Kingdom)

Co-Directors: John Fulljames and Hofesh Shechter
Choreographer: Hofesh Shechter
Conductor: Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concerto Copenhagen
Set and Costume Designer: Tom Scutt
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable

LIGHT Bach dances will reimagine Bach’s music as a trialogue between a baroque orchestra, singers and dancers. Inspired by Bach’s cantatas and the real-life audio testimonies of people facing death, this piece will be moving, thought-provoking and life-affirming.

TrapLord of the Flyz
by Sadler’s Wells (United Kingdom)

Artistic Director: Ivan Blackstock

Artist and choreographer Ivan Blackstock, driven by frustration at the stereotyping of black men in contemporary society, developed this piece to explore current themes from police brutality to gang culture, while using a raw and confrontational style of dance.


BIS.N.S (as usual)
by Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon (France)

Choreographer: Ioannis Mandafounis

Inspired by the "Bis" of Nina Simone's concert at Montreux Jazz Festival in 1979, choreographer Ioannis Mandafounis will continue his search for a dialogue between intimacy and public space, a fragile border between the backstage and the stage.

*in alphabetical order of lead company

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