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Sylvie Guillem, Eonnagata

Sylvie Guillem – Eonnagata

a strange and unique crossing-over from dream to afterlife – and back again

a strange and unique crossing-over from dream to afterlife – and back again

Eonnagata: a strange and unique crossing-over from dream to afterlife – and back again

Career diplomat, part-time soldier and amateur spy, Charles de Beaumont, Chevalier d’Éon, was familiar with both honour and defeat, with glory as well as exile. Beyond the romance of his life, what stands out is his extraordinary audacity. Éon was probably the first spy to use cross-dressing in the pursuit of his duties. This earned him a variety of enemies, including Louis XVI, who forced him to wear a dress all the time. Eventually people no longer knew whether he was a man or a woman.

The creators of Eonnagata asked the question differently. What if Charles de Beaumont was both man and woman? Midway between theatre and dance, Eonnagata pits the fan against the sword, the courtesan against the swordsman. But it also explores the embodying of one sex by the other in what is more an investigation of gender than of sexuality. The work draws on Onnagata, a Kabuki theatre technique that enables actors to represent women in a highly stylized fashion, shedding new light on the Chevalier d’Éon and revealing that his enigma is perhaps the mystery of human identity itself.

Eonnagata shedding new light on the Chevalier d’Éon and revealing that his enigma is perhaps the mystery of human identity itself.

Eonnagata shedding new light on the Chevalier d’Éon and revealing that his enigma is perhaps the mystery of human identity itself.

The nonconformism of Charles de Beaumont quickly struck a chord with the creators of Eonnagata. Sylvie Guillem is a celebrated rebel of classical ballet who converted to contemporary dance. In the last few years she has dazzled audiences in London, Tokyo, Sydney and Paris with her grace, energy, precision and humour in shows such as Push and Sacred Monsters. Robert Lepage has been pushing the limits of theatre, mixing genres and venturing into little-known territory for over twenty years, and has attracted a large, diverse and enthusiastic following. Russell Maliphant is often described as the most important British choreographer of his generation. He blends martial arts, classical dance and the most recent lighting technologies into works that breathe fluidity and power.

Sylvie Guillem is a celebrated rebel of classical ballet who converted to contemporary dance. In the last few years she has dazzled audiences in London, Tokyo, Sydney and Paris with her grace, energy, precision and humour in shows such as Push and Sacred Monsters.

Sylvie Guillem is a celebrated rebel of classical ballet who converted to contemporary dance. In the last few years she has dazzled audiences in London, Tokyo, Sydney and Paris with her grace, energy, precision and humour in shows such as Push and Sacred Monsters.

With the support of lighting designer Michael Hulls, costume designer Alexander McQueen and sound designer Jean-Sébastien Côté, Guillem, Lepage and Maliphant have created a strange and unique crossing-over from dream to afterlife – and back again.

Witness the work in progress by viewing the video clips which are made up of images of the filming of the documentary featuring Sylvie Guillem, directed by Françoise Ha Van and produced by À Droite de la Lune.

photo by Erik Labbe

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Svetlana Zakharova, Ekaterina (Katya) Kondaurova and Sylvie Guillem “In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated” – Crossfire Series

Crossfire Series – 1

Svetlana Zakharova, Ekaterina (Katya) Kondaurova and Sylvie Guillem

“In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated”.

Choreographed by Forsythe.
Music by Thom Willems

Svetlana Zakharova

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Svetlana Zakharova and Andre Merkuriev

Source: You Tube Uploaded video by user icyballerina
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Svetlana Zakharova

Source: You Tube Uploaded video by user AutomaticTeapot
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Svetlana Zakharova - Image by Douglas Kirkland / Corbis

Source: You Tube Uploaded video by user 2milashka1992

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Ekaterina (Katya) Kondaurova

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The female soloist at the beginning is

Viktoria Tereshkina.

The male soloist at the end is

Mikhail Lobukhin.

The red-headed, long-legged female doing the pas de deux is

Ekaterina (Katya) Kondaurova.

Source: You Tube Uploaded video by user Chris8300

(http://www.youtube.com/user/chris8300)

Sylvie Guillem


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Sylvie Guillem

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Dance With Angels 6 – Sylvie Guillem (2) – “Two (Rise and Fall)”

Dance With Angels

Sylvie Guillem


France


“Two (Rise and Fall)”

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“It’s back to Ms. Guillem for “Two” (1997), refashioned from a solo into a trio and now back into a solo exploiting her particular body and skills. This time it’s her arms, torso and back on display, in a backless black top, and they are just as riveting as her legs, especially in Mr. Hulls’s overhead lighting, which accents her arms and upper body but also her feet in quick flashes.”

extract from article of New York Times: “Partners Onstage, Ghosts on the Wall”

Published: October 13, 2006

Dance with Angels 1- Sylvie Guillem – …not a human …not from the earth

Dance with Angels – Танцулька с ангелами

Sylvie Guillem

a prima ballerina assoluta

– France –  Франция –

not a human


not from the earth

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