Walking Mad Johan Inger Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
Mimoza Koike & Jérome Marchand ©MLB
Walking Mad Johan Inger Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
Maude Sabourin ©MLB
Walking Mad Johan Inger Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
Bernice Coppieters & Ramon Reis ©MLB
Walking Mad Johan Inger Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
George Oliveira ©MLB
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Mimoza Koike & Jérome Marchand ©MLB
Maude Sabourin ©MLB
Bernice Coppieters & Ramon Reis ©MLB
George Oliveira ©MLB

Walking Mad

JOHAN INGER

Walking Mad was created in 2001 for the Nederlands Dans Theatre, and finds inspiration in the statement by Socrates: “Our greatest gifts come to us in a state of madness.” The set design for this work is more than ever an essential aspect of its conception. A long palisade allows Johan Inger to find a perfect balance between choreography and theatrical effects. The nine dancers play with this spatial divide that stretches, moves about, and even turns over in order to become a dancefloor. In the movements that are so peculiar to Johan Inger, the dancers demonstrate great spontaneity in order to confront bizarre, even surreal situations as they are carried along the quick pace of Ravel’s Boléro. In 2001 Johan Inger was awarded the Lucas Hoving Production Prize for this ballet, as well as the Italian critic’s prize, Danza & Danza for the best production of the year in Italy.

 


Choreography: Johan Inger
Re-stage by: Yvan Dubreuil andUrtzi Aranburu
Music: Maurice Ravel, Arvo Pärt
Sets and costumes: Johan Inger
Lightinf: Erik Berglund re-staged by Peter Lundin
Duration: 28 min

Worlds Premiere by the Netherlands Dance Theatre, in 2001
Premiere by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, on July 18th 2008, Terraces of the Monte-Carlo Casino by the Ballets de Monte-Carlo