Apocalypse – Now and Forever

The realm of theatre is expanding and trying to communicate in novel ways. One such way is explored by French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, a force to reckon with in the world of contemporary dance. He is said to demand the 'mostest' from his dancers — stretching, curving, folding and twisting their bodies into mindboggling formations. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
The realm of theatre is expanding and trying to communicate in novel ways. One such way is explored by French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, a force to reckon with in the world of contemporary dance. He is said to demand the 'mostest' from his dancers — stretching, curving, folding and twisting their bodies into mindboggling formations. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
For the production of And Then, One Thousand Years of Peace, Preljocaj collaborated with the Bolshoi Ballet of Russia and Indian artist Subodh Gupta. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
For the production of And Then, One Thousand Years of Peace, Preljocaj collaborated with the Bolshoi Ballet of Russia and Indian artist Subodh Gupta. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
In the past, Preljocaj has dragged Snow White into disturbing psychoanalytical terrain, and placed Romeo and Juliet in the dark depths of the Cold War. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
In the past, Preljocaj has dragged Snow White into disturbing psychoanalytical terrain, and placed Romeo and Juliet in the dark depths of the Cold War. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
The piece is inspired by the Apocalypse by St John but, where most people would see an unbroken trail of violence and devastation, Preljocaj had visions of hope and resurrection. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
The piece is inspired by the Apocalypse by St John but, where most people would see an unbroken trail of violence and devastation, Preljocaj had visions of hope and resurrection. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
It took a year for them to get the production ready, during which the artist and the choreographer, talked a lot, visited each other’s studios and bounced off ideas. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
It took a year for them to get the production ready, during which the artist and the choreographer, talked a lot, visited each other’s studios and bounced off ideas. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
Subodh Gupta kept the sets free of colour and dark so that 'it has a structural, rusted, material look, solid but empty'. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
Subodh Gupta kept the sets free of colour and dark so that 'it has a structural, rusted, material look, solid but empty'. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
A Ballet performance of  'And then, One Thousand Years of Peace' at the Kamani Auditorium in New Delhi. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
A Ballet performance of 'And then, One Thousand Years of Peace' at the Kamani Auditorium in New Delhi. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)

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