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LUI E LEI (2003)

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Heureux enfants aux coeurs de flamme,
Lis d'amour par le hasard
D'un seul regard,
Vivant tous deux d'une seule me,
Cachez le bien sous l'ombre en fleurs,
Ce feu divin qui vous embrase,
Si pure extase
Que ses paroles sont des pleurs!
Hector Berlioz, Roméo et Juliette


Kirsten Debrock's choreography on the music of Romeo and Juliet in the version of Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) was created for the ballet company of the opera of the City of Nice (France) as part of a program organized to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of this brillian French composer. The choreographer chose the music of Berlioz' Romeo and Juliet because of its unusual approach to the dramatic story of the two fated lovers. In this work, which Berlioz called a 'dramatic symphony,' the protagonists of the drama express their emotions exclusively through the voice of the orchestra, while the human voices merely tell the story and, like in an ancient Greek tragedy, the function of the chorus is limited to a comment on the tragic destiny of the two heroes. This conception inspired Kirsten Debrock to visually integrate the chorus into the spectacle of the movements of four dancers.



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Lui e lei (2003): production
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Company   Ballet of the Opera of the city of Nice, France (artistic director: Marc Ribaud)
Dancers  
Nadège Cotta
Fabienne Moreau
Michele Spolverato
Paolo Nocera
Place of creation   Municipal Theater of Nice
Date of creation   December 5th 2003
Music   Hector Berlioz, Romeo and Juliet, Opus 7, 1838-9 (Extract)
Orchestra of the Opera of Nice
Conductor: Attilio Tomasello
Choreography   Kirsten Debrock
Repetitor   Michele Polliti
Poster   Ville de Nice
Lighting   Patrick Méeus
Stage direction   Jean Michel Bouvron
Costume design   Rachel Sleet
Costume production   Workshop of the opera of Nice


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