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The Lyon Opera Ballet
Under the direction of Françoise Adret, Yorgos Loukos, Julie Guibert and now Cédric Andrieux, the Lyon Opera Ballet,

a forerunner in its field, continues to explore themost demanding contemporary choreographic writing.

Keen to promote dialogue between repertoires, while allowing itself to become a laboratory for experimental
and innovative forms, it is the home of the great artists of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Firmly rooted in its home territory but keen to extend its reach internationally,the company is passionate about passing on the history of dance, and helping to write it, in constant resonance with the questions of our time.

Lucinda Childs is one of America’s most important choreographers. She began her career in 1963 as an original member of New York’s Judson Dance Theater. After forming her own company in 1973, Ms. Childs collaborated with Robert Wilson and Philip Glass on “Einstein on the Beach” in 1976 participating as principal performer and solo choreographer for which she received an Obie award. In the ’84 and ’92 revivals, Childs choreographed the two “Field Dances”, and was cast again as principal performer. Childs has appeared in five of Wilson’s major productions including, Marguerite Duras’ “Maladie de la Mort” opposite Michel Piccoli, “I Was Sitting on my Patio This Guy Appeared I Thought I Was Hallucinating” opposite Robert Wilson, and Heiner Muller’s “Quartett”, and Wilson and Glass’s opera “White Raven”.Since 1979, Ms. Childs has collaborated on a series of large-scale productions. “Dance”, choreographed in 1979 with music by Philip Glass, and a film/decor by Sol LeWitt continues to tour extensively and was cited by the Wall Street Journal (2011), as “one of the greatest achievements of the 20th Century.” The “Washington Post” wrote, “a genuine breakthrough, defining for us new modes of perception and feeling and belonging as much to the future as to the present.” “Available Light” (1983) with music by John Adams and set designed by Frank Gehry will be revived for the company’s 2014 –15

season along with a new work with Philip Glass and visual artist, James Turrell.



What can the tale of Sleeping Beauty - and the Ballet Tchaikovsky wrote from it in 1890 - tell us today? What would Princess Aurora discover if she awoke from her long sleep in our time? Attracted by the detour of the imaginary, Marcos Morau condensed the material of the tale to focus on the dilation of time; imagining a paradoxical non-place, a vortex modifying space-time, he conceived a show for thirteen dancers reflecting our reality. Using all the resources of theater and dance, Sleeping Beauty chisels out a meticulous visual universe; a fluctuating space-time, populated by ghostly images, where the organic mixes with the geometric, the abstract with the incarnation. Between illusion and reality, this Sleeping Beauty forms "a procession, unstoppable, frantic, chaotic", populated by mysterious figures.


Marcos Morau 

Marcos Morau 

Marcos Morau 


Born in Valencia in 1982, Marcos Morau has been directing the company La Veronal since 2005 as a director, choreographer, set designer, costume designer and lighting designer. Trained in photography, movement and theatre between Barcelona and New York, he has presented his work at the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, the Venice Biennale, the Avignon Festival, Tanz Im August in Berlin, the RomaEuropa and SIDance festivals in Seoul, sadler's Wells in London. He is also a guest artist in several companies and theatres, from the Gothenburg Opera Ballet to the National Dance Company of Madrid, where he develops creations halfway between the performing arts and dance. His powerful choreographic language, a legacy of abstract movement and physical theatre, has earned him the youngest National Dance Prize in Spain and his creations have been distinguished in numerous international competitions. Marcos Morau also teaches in several conservatories and universities, such as the Institut del Teatre or the Sorbonne Nouvelle.  

Morau's visual treatment is so brilliant, so vividly strange, that one succumbs to what also turns out to be a story of transmission and emancipation. 

Le Monde

This ballet, created in 1979, is considered to be a pinnacle of post-modern dance, a minimalist current that strips dance from virtuosity to the intrinsic language of the body. It marks the first major collaboration of Lucinda Childs with the composer Philip Glass. The choreographer, co-founder of the Judson Dance Theater - which in the sixties was one of the focal points of avant-garde creation - became known in 1976 through her collaboration on the opera Einstein on the Beach by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass. Dance was, however, her first major show, and never did a piece so well deserve its title. Interpreted by seventeen dancers slipping, jumping and twirling, the dance is here the source of an euphoric gushing on the repetitive and progressively shifting patterns of the score. Dance and music form a flow into which, in the words of Lucinda Childs, one wants to "slip into". The seduction is amplified by the screening of the original Sol LeWitt film (which was especially re -shot with the dancers of the Lyon Opera Ballet), thus producing a hypnotic split between stage and background. Dance is in

every sense of the word, a delight.

- Isabelle Calabre

Choreography:Lucinda Childs

Music :Philip Glass © 1979 Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc.

Costumes:A.Christina Giannini

Lights:Beverly Emmons

Original film  design:Sol LeWitt

Film re-shot identically from the original film

with the dancers of the Lyon Opera Ballet in January 2016

by Marie-Helene Rebois

Camera operator: Helene Louvart;

Script:Anne Bee;

Editing: Jocelyn Ruiz;

Special effects: Philippe Perrot

Length:60 mins

Choreography and lights: Marcos Morau 

Sound: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 

Scenography: Max Glaenzel 

Costumes: Silvia Delagneau 

Production: Opéra National de Lyon

15 dancers > 75 min without intermission

Creation 15 th november 2022, Opéra de Lyon

15 dancers > 75 min without intermission

Creation 15 th november 2022, Opéra de Lyon

Piece for 17 dancers created in 1979

Entered the repertory of the Lyon Opera Ballet on April 13, 2016


artistiC  directOR :   
cedric andrieux







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