Tragedy is individual, comedy is for the multitude. For his Creation 2014, the choreographer Daniel Linehan explores a paradox by playing on the comic to evoke the tragic. He thus poses the question, so pertinent today, of the place of the individual within the group: what do we win, what do we lose by participating in forms of common action? Attached to the choral dimension of the choreography, he explores with finesse and humour our connection with our identity, both singular and collective.
The work of this young American choreographer, discovered at the Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales of Seine-Saint-Denis in 2008, has developed considerably since his debut: in Gaze is a Gap is a Ghost presented at the Opera in June 2013, the dancers’ gestures evolve in relationship to a video reflection, transforming thus the space of the “me” into an assembly of individuals. This new creation, premiered at the Lille Opera in the context of the choreographer’s residency, is inspired from literary and philosophic works to place the tragic at the heart of collective and dramatic challenges.
Creation 2014 at the Lille Opera
Concept and choreography Daniel Linehan
Dance and creation Cédric Andrieux, Yumiko Funaya, Néstor García Díaz,
Kennis Hawkins, Anneleen Keppens, Anne Pajunen, Víctor Pérez Armero
Dramaturgy Aaron Schuster
Lighting design Jan Fedinger
Costume design Frédérick Denis
Technical coordination Elke Verachtert
SA 22 MARCH 5:30 P.M.
by Daniel Linehan
Free entrance on reservation at 0820 48 90 00 or email@example.com
SA 29 MARCH 11:00 A.M.
THE LAM SEEN BY DANIEL LINEHAN
Visit of the LaM, at Villeneuve d’Ascq with the choreographer.
Entrée libre sur réservation au 03 20 19 68 54 ou firstname.lastname@example.org
TU 13 MAY AT 7:30 P.M.
7:30 p.m. : Presentation of the performance with the artistic team
8:00 p.m. : Performance
THU 15 MAY
WITH DANIEL LINEHAN
after the representation
THE EVENINGS OF PERFORMANCE
of works created by the students of the Higher Art School of Cambrai about the works by Daniel Linehan
THE EVENINGS OF PERFORMANCE
ET BAR À LA ROTONDE
From 6:30 p.m. and after the representation.
5/8/13/17/22 € and -18 years old price * Tickets "Family opera"
English with FR subtitles.
Co-production Opéra de Lille, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (Paris), Vooruit Arts Center (Gent)
Residencies Opéra de Lille, Kaaitheater (Brussels), deSingel International Arts Campus(Antwerp), PACT Zollverein/CZNRW (Essen)
With the support of the Flemish authorities.
Daniel Linehan is Artist-in-Residence at Opéra de Lille since January 2013, Artiste Associé 2012-2014 at deSingel International Arts Campus (Antwerp) and New Wave Associate 2012-2014 at Sadler’s Wells (London).