The Swedish choreographer Johan Inger revisits the figure of Don Juan in our #metoo era for sixteen dancers of the Italian company Aterballetto.
In the midst of #metoo, is making the seducer with multiple conquests the hero of a ballet really serious?
Yes for Johan Inger who, with his playwright Gregor Acuña-Pohl, precisely sees in this character the occasion to delve into the complex psychology of a serial lover. While he replaces in an almost Freudian interpretation the figure of the Commander by the mother of Don Juan, the Swedish choreographer looks into the relationship between the knight and his valet Leporello. Inspired by Gluck’s score more than by Mozart, Marc Álvarez’s original composition alternates intimate and collective scenes. This “devilishly" exciting creation will also be the occasion to applaud the dancers of the Fondazione Nazionale della Danza – Aterballetto, a beautiful company from Emilia-Romagna with whom Inger has been collaborating since 2013 and that is celebrating its return to the Parisian stage after many years of absence. ISABELLE CALABRE
Choreography Johan Inger
Music Marc Álvarez
Dramaturgy Gregor Acuña-Pohl
Scenography Curt Allen Wilmer (AAPEE) avec EstudiodeDos
Costumes Bregje Van Balen
Lighting Fabiana Piccioli
Choreography assistant Yvan Dubreuil
Avec 16 dancers
PRODUCTION Fondazione Nazionale della Danza – Aterballetto
COPRODUCTION Fondazione Ravenna Manifestazioni – Ravenna Festival / Fondazione Teatro Regio di Parma / Teatro Stabile del Veneto Carlo Goldoni / Centro Teatrale Bresciano / Festival Aperto – Fondazione I Teatri di Reggio Emilia / Fondazione Teatro Metastasio di Prato / Festspielhaus St. Pölten / Fondazione Cariverona – Circuito VivoTeatro (Teatro Ristori di Verona, Teatro Comunale di Belluno, Teatro Salieri di Legnago, Teatro Comunale di Vicenza, Teatro delle Muse di Ancona) / Associazione Sferisterio Macerata