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La Monnaie - Passion
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Pascal Dusapin

Passion is an impossible dialogue in the afterworld between two people who have lived an impossible love; it calls forth dance through ‘movements of the soul’ which bring to life the vibrant and sensuous lament sung by Her and Him surrounded by a chorus – the Others. A fascinating face-to-face encounter between dance and music unfolds on stage, while the onlooker is drawn, in to the point of no longer distinguishing between dancer and singer. In Passion, Pascal Dusapin re-examines the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through different writings, and above all the human passions translated musically by Monteverdi. Baroque music has been a primordial source of inspiration for Dusapin. He has asked Sasha Waltz to direct this new opera, following a superb first collaboration on his opera Medea, presented in 2010 at La Monnaie.

Production Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Sasha Waltz & Guests
Co-production Opéra de Lille, Made in Radialsystem
Presentation La Monnaie / De Munt
Co-presentation Festival van Vlaanderen-Brussel / KlaraFestival
Sasha Waltz & Guests is supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Berlin)
© Bernd Uhlig