Pneuma, choreography by Carolyn Carlson

Pneuma - Air and dreams; Choreography by Carolyn Carlson; Opéra National de Bordeaux Ballet; Composer, Gavin Gryars; National Bordeaux Aquitaine orchestra; Conductor, Pieter-Jelle de Boer; In March 1999, Carolyn Carlson and the Opéra de Bordeaux ballet premiered 'Hydrogen Jukebox', a fascinating choreography with music by Philip Glass. The choreographer is back this season with an exciting project drawing its inspiration from an essay by French philosopher Gaston Bachelard, 'Air and dreams'. This time the music is by Gavin Bryars, a 'post-minimalist' composer who previously worked with William Forsythe, Lucinda Childs, Maguy Marin, Jirí Kylián and Merce Cunningham. Carlson's choreography explores the duality of the human being, between body and soul, gravity and elevation, matter and mind. An ode to human nature, at once passionate and poetic. Recorded at the Opéra National de Bordeaux on March 2014; TV Director, Yan Proefrock (85 min)