Under the direction of Mourad Merzouki, Phénix shakes up the codes between musicians and dancers.
Phénix - Mourad Merzouki
Ten years after Mikhail Baryshnikov and Ana Laguna’s iconic duet, Place, Mats Ek brings to life a second duet at the Paris Opera.
Echoing the original duet, Another Place follows a couple as they navigate love, its impulses, its exhaustion, the emotional wear and tear, and the vulnerability of rekindling the flame of love.
Set to Franz Liszt’s dramatic Sonata in B minor this piece is a dialogue between a couple that only Mats Ek knows how to portray. This duet also marked Stéphane Bullion’s final performance with the Paris Opera Ballet adding an extra layer of bittersweet love.
(Director), (Choreographer), (Composer), Staffan Scheja (Piano), Stéphane Bullion (dancer), Ludmila Pagliero