Duos d'Anges

J-Ch. Maillot

What are these creatures hiding, or rather, what do they reveal? Who are they, as they dance? Quite simply humans, in the process of realizing and elaborating their own beings, even as they know- without any sense of despair but with a haunting certainty -that they will never be perfect or complete.

Let us watch these creatures as they surpass themselves, transforming everything around them: their irreductible and sweaty daily work into sublime figures made of flesh and light, the visible into the invisible. Let us watch them as they tell us -and here too lies their meaning- that catch one of us in both far from and capable of reaching for perfection.

Dancers or angels, who constanthly pass on these messages, and who position us at the gateway to the Fall or to the Sacred.

Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Music: Georg Friedrich Händel
Musical arrangement: Johan Halvorsen, Sarabande with the duo Ronald Patterson (Violin) and Roxanne Patterson (Alto)
Costumes: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Lighting: Dominique Drillot

Premiere held on January 8th 1997, Salle Garnier Opéra de Monte-Carlo
Gala fot the 700th anniversary of the Principality of Monaco