Cri de cœur - Ballet - Season 22/23 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

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    Cri de cœur

    A creation by Alan Lucien Øyen

    Palais Garnier - from 20 September to 13 October 2022

    Arnaud Brihay

  • Agathe Poupeney / OnP

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Cri de cœur

Palais Garnier - from 20 September to 13 October 2022

Cri de cœur

World creation

Ballet A creation by Alan Lucien Øyen

Palais Garnier - from 20 September to 13 October 2022

2h50 with 1 interval

  • Opening night : 20 Sept. 2022


In few words:

Invited for the first time to create a work for the Paris Opera Ballet, choreographer, director and film‑maker Alan Lucien Øyen develops a scenario in which truth and illusion intertwine in the course of a production that plays with our perceptions. Fascinated by the infinitesimal differences between reality and fiction, Øyen creates, through theatre and dance, a truly moving dialogue between his characters. Trained in Bergen with the contemporary dance company Carte Blanche, and founder in 2006 of Winter Guests, the choreographer follows in the steps of the Tanstheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Text, commonplace gestures and dance movements combine to produce surprising tableaux in this new work giving substance to the dreams and anxieties that secretly haunt us all. Within its trompe-l’oeil sets, Alan Lucien Øyen’s dramaturgy radically modifies our perception of dance and gives it unexpected emotional power.

  • Opening
  • First part 75 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Second part 75 mn
  • End

Quiz: Choreographers of the 20th century

3 min


Quiz: Choreographers of the 20th century


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About the work

  • Alan Lucien Øyen, between theatre, dance and film

    Alan Lucien Øyen, between theatre, dance and film

    By Antony Desvaux

Media coverage

  • For the first time in their history, the young dancers of the Paris Opera are transformed into actors directed by Norwegian choreographer Alan Lucien Oyen, in a show hovered by Pina Baush's spirit.

    Chrystel Chabert / France Télévisions
  • Is it also its delicate sense of atmosphere? Its lyrical musical dialogs between piano and violin? There is a spell, already spotted in his productions since 2018, that always operate.

    Rosita Boisseau / Le Monde
  • The result of the narratives, confessions and improvisation sessions that form the basis of Øyen’s work, Cri de coeur is full of the dancers' personal experience.

    Callysta Croizer / Culture-Tops

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