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Nuptials and life cycles

In rehearsal with Pontus Lidberg — By Aliénor de Foucaud and Felipe Sanguinetti

By choosing to come to grips with a work such as Stravinsky's Les Noces, Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg does not seek to be part of history but on the contrary to question it. What place does modern society offerto marital union? On stage, couples struggle with the burden of commitment, embrace, then push each other apart all the better to return together. The dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet journey through Patrick Kinmonth's skilfully orchestrated scenography in pursuit of eternally renewed love.

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