Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon Danser Encore


Over the course of two days, the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon will be overrun with solo works in the different spaces of the CND. A choreographic journey, the starting point for each solo is the encounter between a ballet dancer and a choreographer. A reflection of the diversity of contemporary forms of writing, Danser Encore enables us to experience the pulsing heart of dance creation.

Initiated in 2020 by Julie Guibert, director of the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon, the idea behind the Danser Encore cycle was to bring to the fore the uniqueness of the Ballet’s dancers, but also to provide support for choreographic creation in the context of the pandemic by focusing on the fertile dialogue between performers and creators. Based on solos commissioned specially for the occasion, Danser Encore puts the limelight on the fruit of these four-handed endeavors, whilst giving us an insight into the diversity of contemporary choreographic creation at the same time. Following on from the conception of sixteen new solo pieces, the Ballet de Lyon has decided to continue investigating the ramifications of this format by opening up the cycle to visual artists. The aim is to develop choreographic objects whilst using all the resources of the body, image and movement. Using the different spaces at the Centre national de la danse, around ten solos will be present in the studios and the Atrium, giving audiences the opportunity to experience the fragility, lightness, density and contours of each performer, as well as the impulse behind their passion for dance.