Andonis Foniadakis has chosen for his first choreographic work at the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine, one of John Adams’ most popular pieces, Shaker Loops. This piece, created in 1978 for a string septet (the version presented in this program) was then adapted in 1983 for orchestra. It has become an emblematic, major work in the minimalist genre, particularly because of its inventive use of loops and waves.
The choreographer was struck by the frenetic strangeness of the music. Its vibration influenced his way of creating his dance for the company, impelling him to create a sensitive choreographic template which would be parallel to the John Adams piece.
Andonis Foniadakis also reveals other facets of his work, reflecting the disturbing turbulence of our time. All of it comes together in this electrifying combination of John Adams’s music and the powerful dancing he has created for the dancers at the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine.
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Andonis Foniadakis was born in Ierapetra Crete in Greece. He studied dance at the Dance School of the City of Ierapetra in Crete, at the State Dance School of Athens, and Rudra Bejart of Maurice Bejart in Lausanne Switzerland (with the benefit of Maria Callas scholar ship). As a dancer he collaborated with the Bejart Ballet Lausanne, the Lyon National Opera Ballet, the Karas Dance Company of Saburo Teshigawara. In 2003 he establishes his own dance company APOTOSOMA in Lyon France, as an artistic director choreographer and performer. As a choreographer he has collaborated with: Bale de Cidade de Sao Paulo, Bern Ballet, Dansgroep Amsterdam, National Dance Company of Wales, Helsinki Dance Company, Geneva Ballet, Ballet of Rhin, Washington Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, National Greek Ballet, Bejart Ballet, Junior Ballet Geneva, Hellenic Dance Company, National Dance Theatre of North Greece, OMMA Athens Concert Hall, National Opera of Rhin, Sociedade Masculina Brazil, Benjamin Millepied Dance company, National Conservatory of Dance Lyon, and his own dance company APOTOSOMA. He as well has choreographed two operas: "Les Boreades of Rameau "for the National Opera of Rhin, "Il Canto de la Pelle" of Claudio Ambrosini for the GRAMME in Lyon and the Biennale Musiques en Scene. He has shown works with his own dance company APOTOSOMA in France, Germany, Holland, England, Italy, Finland, USA and Greece. Besides his choreographic activities he is teaching seminars based on his own dance technique, and on choreographic composition. He lives and works in France and Greece.
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Since acquiring the CCN title in 1999, the Centre Chorégraphique National - Ballet de Lorraine has dedicated itself to supporting contemporary choreographic creation. As of July 2011 the organization is under the general and artistic direction of Petter Jacobsson.
The CCN – Ballet de Lorraine and its company of 26 dancers is one of the most important companies working in Europe, performing contemporary creations while retaining and programming a rich and extensive repertory, spanning our modern history, made up of works by some of our generations most highly regarded choreographers.
The CCN functions as an art center and venue for multiple possibilities in the fields of research, experimentation and artistic creation. It is a platform open to many different disciplines, a space where the many visions of dance of today may meet.
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John Adams - Shaker Loops
Répétitrice : Isabelle Bourgeais