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And then, one thousand years of peace

Ballet Preljocaj

Initially created in collaboration with the Bolshoi Theatre, the work fuses two distinct styles of movement – the fast, driving power of Preljocaj's contemporary work with the grand classical ballet of the Bolshoi.

And then, one thousand years of peace exists in a post-apocalyptic world, a world where apocalypse means ‘lifting the veil’, revealing what lies in the darkest depths of our being.

Ballet Preljocaj draw you into an all-consuming exploration of human rituals, beliefs and relationships. Travelling from an intense, dramatic and primordial opening through to a serene, contemplative finale, renowned French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj throws you into the beating heart of our existence.

Initially created in collaboration with the Bolshoi Theatre, the work fuses two distinct styles of movement – the fast, driving power of Preljocaj's contemporary work with the grand classical ballet of the Bolshoi. Set to a pulsating soundtrack by techno music legend Laurent Garnier, mixed with samples from Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata, And then, one thousand years of peace combines intricate and edgy action with slow, graceful movement in an ever-evolving dance that reveals our innermost hopes, desires and fears.

17 August 2012

  • Edinburgh Playhouse (Show on map)
  • 105 minutes
  • £10 - £30*

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