Ballet

Mass b by Béatrice Massin, music by Bach and Ligeti

Compagnie Fêtes Galantes

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Cast

Béatrice Massin — Choreographer

Frédéric Casanova — Set designer

Caty Olive — Lighting

Emmanuel Nappey — Sound Designer

Clémentine Monsaingeo — Costumes

Lauren Bolze — Dancer

Lou Cantor — Dancer

Benjamin Dur — Dancer

Rémi Gérard — Dancer

Philippe Lebhar — Dancer

Marie Orts — Dancer

Edouard Pelleray — Dancer

Bérangère Roussel — Dancer

Chloé Zamboni — Dancer

Thalia Zilloti — Dancer

Program notes

Mass b is "a great human fresco, both Baroque and contemporary, based on the journeys of those who have fled their homeland in the hope of rebuilding their lives in a new place," in the words of creator Béatrice Massin, a specialist in Baroque dance.

Just as Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor coexists here alongside three works by progressive 20th-century composer György Ligeti (one for organ, one for harpsichord, and another for 100 metronomes!), Mass b represents a meeting point between the ancient and the modern, delivering a compelling statement about continuity and contemporaneity. Massin's elegant, colorful choreography smartly deploys geometric patterns and Baroque conventions with codes of contemporary dance: a liberatory, inspiring, and singular work, not to be missed! 

A closer look: composers and works

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