Choreographie by Jean-Philippe Dury,
CEL Black Days
As in previous seasons Richard Wherlock is adopting a concept in which he presents a blend of contemporary evenings featuring pieces which in the broadest sense of the word are abstract and work with associative images, on the one hand, and, on the other, modern narrative ballet creations. This offers our audiences the opportunity to become acquainted with the contemporary work of celebrated choreographers from the international dance world.
One of the guests of the first ballet evening this season is the French choreographer Jean Philippe Dury, who danced for many years at the L'opéra de Paris before moving on to Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and the Spanish Compañía Nacional de Danza. He began designing choreographies while he was a member of the renowned ballet company of the Parisian opera house and since then has had a number of ballets performed in France and Spain. In 2013 he formed his own company, Elephant in the Black Box. Ballett Basel is performing Jean Philippe Dury's piece “CEL Black Days” from the year 2012, which was awarded first prize at the Madrid Talent Festival in 2013.
Elegance, riguor, fluidity and dazzle are the trademark of Elephant in the Black Box, the company Jean-Philippe Dury created, calling up Nacho Duato’s former dancers around his project. Performer in Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris, Ballets de Monte-Carlo and Compañia Nacional de Danza de Madrid, Jean-Philippe Dury has completed this prestigious course by a sensitive exploratory approach, coming from his travels, human and artistic meetings and his insatiable thurst for adventures and discoveries.
A new signature in neo-classical dance panorama.
CEL BLACK DAYS