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Les subsistances

Laboratoire international
de création artistique – Lyon

Archives - Saison 2014 - 2015

Raphaëlle Delaunay & Les Nouveaux Caractères


From 26 to 29 march 2015

Création  Dance / Music



Faced with a world anxiously clinging to its traditions, we wanted to ask contemporary artists and musicians to shift our perspective with one of the 17th century’s most codified dances, the chaconne. “This dive into the baroque era naturally echoed my education in the Paris Opera Ballet corps,” explained Raphaëlle Delaunay. “The baroque period tried to say: a world where all the opposites would be harmoniously possible. It turned conflict into a principle of harmony. What dissonances could we compose with today? With irreverence, but with a desire to return all the verve and symbolic force to the body, I image a court ballet in 2015. A duet accompanied by Sébastien D’Hérin on the harpsichord and two other musicians.


Design, staging, choreography : Raphaëlle Delaunay
Conducted by :
Sébastien d’Hérin
Dancers :
Raphaëlle Delaunay, Faustine Mourier
Musicians :
Sébastien D’Hérin (clavecin), en cours
Lighting design :
Abigaïl Fowler
Outside view:
Herman Diephuis
Production : Compagnie Traces
Coproduction : Les Subsistances

With the support : du Théâtre du fil de l’Eau à Pantin, La Ménagerie de verre à Paris, le CND pour la mise à disposition de studios.

La Compagnie Traces – Raphaëlle Delaunay est soutenue par le département des Hauts-de-Seine et la Ville de Boulogne-Billancourt.

Cette création est une commande des Subsistances faite à Raphaëlle Delaunay pour le festival Week_End sur Mars !


Raphaelle Delaunay
A graduate of the Royal School of dancing in London, Raphaëlle Delaunay was admitted to the Paris Opera Dance School in in 1986, where she joined the Paris Opera Ballet corps at 15. Invited by Pina Bausch, in 1997 she joined the Tanztheater Wuppertal, collaborating on four creations –  Mazurka Fogo, O Dido, Wiesenland, and Barbe-Bleue in its lyrical version – and experiencing almost the entire “Bauschien” repertoire. In 2003, her meeting with Alain Platel focused on Mozart and the Wolf project dedicated to him. Since then, Delaunay has also danced with Alain Buffard, Pascal Rambert, Anne Theron, Richard Siegal, Bernardo Montet and Boris Charmatz. She also choreographed and danced for the theater, with Jean-Christophe Saïs in l’Histoire du Soldat, and with Frédéric Fisbach for Mademoiselle Julie, a creation for the 2011 Avignon festival.



8 € (single price)

Dates & horaires

Thu 26 March 2015 / 20:30

Fri 27 March 2015 / 20:30

Sat 28 March 2015 / 19:45

Sun 29 March 2015 / 16:00 Annulé


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