Léonore Baulac et Florian Magnenet dans Les Trois Gnossiennes, Palais Garnier, 2019
© Agathe Poupeney / OnP
In the repertoire of the Ballet of the Paris Opera since 2017, Hans Van Manen's Trois Gnossiennes returns to the Palais Garnier. On stage, a pas de trois brings together two dancers and pianist Elena Bonnay. For Octave she offers us the keys to interpreting Erik Satie's score. Being one with the dancers without betraying the composer and being one with the composer without betraying the dancers: that is the challenge she sets herself as she probes the mysteries of this meditative and hieratic work.
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