Mémoire de l'Ombre choreography by Ken Ossola

MEMOIRE DE L'OMBRE; Choreographer, Ken Ossola; Music, Gustav Mahler; Musical arrangement, Julien Tarride; Scénography & costume, Nicolas Musin; Lights, Hrrys Picot; Ballet of the Grand Théâtre de Géneve; With; Female dancers: Céline Allain, Fernanda Barbosa, Louise Bille, Ornella Capece, Andie Masazza, Virginie Nopper, Yu Otagaki, Angela Rebelo, Sara Shigenari, Sarawanee Tanatanit,Daniela Zaghini; Male Dancers: Joseph Aitken, Loris Bonani, Natan Bouzy, Aurélien Dougé, Paul Girard, Vladimir Ippolitov; More a calligrapher than a choreographer, Ken Ossola's art plays with shadow and light. With his ballets, he chisels the dancer's body like a skilled craftsman into deceptively delicate forms, full of harmony and interior peace. Ken Ossola's choice of Gustav Mahler's hymn of love to life and the world for this performance seems obvious, given his dance's propensity for the sacred and the way he places human beings in the eternal whirlwind of forces at play in the universe. Ken Ossola invents movement to heighten and deepen his dancers' awareness. He captures the secret magic of a body language that joins the innermost energy of individual being with a substance both divine and immaterial. Recorded at the Grand Théâtre of Geneve on 2014 February 20th; TV Director, Stéphane Lebard (75 min)