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Cri de cœur
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.
- First part 75 mn
- Intermission 20 mn
- Second part 75 mn
Quiz: Choreographers of the 20th century
Cri de cœur
About the work
Alan Lucien Øyen, between theatre, dance and film
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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Free cloakrooms are at your disposal. For safety reasons, the Opera does not accept scooters, rollerblades, skateboards, electric scooters or bulky luggage. The cloakrooms are closed during the day.
Bars offering drinks and light refreshments are available in the public areas, 45 minutes before each performance and during intervals. To avoid queuing during the interval you can place your order as soon as you arrive at the theatre.
€10 for seats with a limited view of the stage and special reduced rates for young people under the age of 28, unemployed and seniors over 65 are available.
You can park your car at the Q-Park Edouard VII. It is located at Rue Bruno Coquatrix 75009 Paris (in front of 23 Rue de Caumartin).