Past dates



In the spring of 2020, from an impossibility, the program Danser Encore was imagined by Julie Guibert, the new director of the Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon.

Thirty artists were invited to each write a solo for the Ballet’s 30 dancers, in a project that will span several seasons. For the 2021 Biennale, five commissions have been given to the choreographers Claire Bardainne & Adrien Mondot, Marcos Morau, Rachid Ouramdane, Nina Santes and Noé Soulier. Each piece crafts a singular story with the chosen performer, and reflects the choreographer’s own distinctive aesthetic. The solos centre on subjects such as appearance-disappearance, the limits of perception, the faculty of memory, the body’s changes and its fragmented exploration, and moving seamlessly from one world to another. These five works are a sense-stirring and intimate way of discovering Tyler Galster, Paul Vezin, Leoannis Pupo-Guillen, Elsa Montguillot de Mirman and Katrien de Bakker, some of the Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon’s matchless performers.

Total time : 1h45
Programme A : 30 min
Programme B : 45 min

Programme A :
jours effacés - Rachid Ouramdane
Self Duet - Noé Soulier
→ Sat 5 juin, 20h
→ Sun 6 juin, 15h and 18h

Programme B :
Vanishing act - Adrien M & Claire B
Love - Marcos Morau
La Venerina - Nina Santes
→ Sat 5 juin, 21h
→ Sun 6 juin, 16h and 19h




Programme A :

JOURS EFFACÉS - RACHID OURAMDANE Choreography and concept Rachid Ouramdane | Collaboration and interpretation Leoannis Pupo-Guillen with in alternation Timour Aubin Baudoin and Eliam Terron de la Maîtrise de l’Opéra de Lyon | Music Adagio pour cordes de Samuel Barber | Supported by Dance Reflections by Van Cleef and Arpels

SELF DUET - NOÉ SOULIER Choreography and concept Noé Soulier | Collaboration and interpretation Katrien De Bakker | Music Violoniste live : en cours, Grand caprice sur le roi des Aulnes Op. 26 de Heinrich Ernst. Piece for solo violin, transcription of Erlkönig by Franz | Supported by Dance Reflections by Van Cleef and Arpels | Co-production CNDC Angers

Programme B :

VANISHING ACT - ADRIEN M & CLAIRE B Conception and visual creation compagnie Adrien M & Claire B - Claire Bardainne et Adrien Mondot | Collaboration and interpretation Tyler Galster | Collaboration artistique Yan Raballand | Music Tempo Geologico - Olivier Mellano, Vanishing Act - Lou Reed (The Raven, 2003), Ondine - Limousine (II, 2012) | Production and administration Delphine Teypaz et Marek Vuiton | Régie générale Romain Sicard

LOVE - MARCOS MORAU Choreography, scenic and sound design Marcos Morau | Collaboration et interprétation Paul Vezin | Lighting Yohann Ambert-Fourcade | Music Dawn Chorus, Thom Yorke (Anima, 2019)

LA VENERINA - NINA SANTES Choreography and concept Nina Santes, La Fronde | Collaboration and interpretation Elsa Montguillot de Mirman | Lighting Yohann Ambert-Fourcade | Costumes and scenography Pauline Brun | Supported by Dance Reflections by Van Cleef and Arpels