UMS And Ballet Preljocaj Present AND THEN, ONE THOUSAND YEARS OF PEACE, 11/1-11/2
If you experienced Ballet Preljocaj's 2012 UMS performances of Snow White, you know that it is impossible to forget the company's astonishingly creative dexterity when it comes to interpreting story. For their 2013 UMS presentation, Ballet Preljocaj returns with And Then, One Thousand Years of Peace, a piece inspired by the apocalyptic visions of St. John in the biblical Book of Revelation.
This thematically rich dance-theater work was first created by Angelin Preljocaj for the Bolshoi Ballet in 2010. According to Preljocaj, the work is not a depiction of biblical or global catastophe, but rather it explores what happens when we lift the veil away from things we usually keep hidden from view. Set to a pulsating soundtrack by DJ Garnier and with facinating costumes by Igor Chapurin, the piece combines intricate, edgy action with slow, graceful movement in an ever-evolving dance that reveals our innermost hopes, desires, and fears.
This work is only touring in the U.S. to UMS, BAM, and Minneapolis.
Opening Night Q&A: Friday, November 1
Join us for a post-performance Q&A and get a glimpse into the lives and minds of the artists who bring creativity to the stage. The Ballet Preljocaj Q&A will be hosted by Clare Croft, U-M Assistant Professor of Dance. Must have a ticket to the Friday evening performance to attend.
UMS Dance Club Events:
Saturday November 2, before and after the performance
UMS Dance Club is a new, ongoing, community engagement series designed to help audiences feel more comfortable with and informed about dance performance. Through workshops with experts, exploration of an artist's work, new social connections, and equal emphasis on presentation and conversation, anyone curious about dance performance is welcome to learn more. No prior experience with dance required!