Created for the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet, Un jour ou deux was the first work Merce Cunningham ever composed for a company other than his own. To pay tribute to this great artist and to his fellow traveller John Cage, the centenary of whose birth will be celebrated this year, the work has been revived with a new generation of dancers directed by some of Cunningham’s close collaborators. Fascinated by all aspects of creativity and youth, Cunningham’s curiosity and open-mindedness are echoed in the Opera Ballet’s commission of a first choreography by Danseuse Étoile Marie-Agnès Gillot, Sous apparence. If Un jour ou deux brings together artists who have never ceased to revolutionise the art of dance, similarly, Marie-Agnès Gillot has associated talented artists whose approach is just as novel. They include the visual artist Olivier Mosset who imagined the set and Laurence Equilbey who has proposed a musical dramaturgy around works by Bruckner, Feldman and Ligety performed by the Ars Nova Ensemble and the Accentus Choir.