It’s so curious: one can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses.
The child is naughty. After he makes a mess and strikes the old grandfather clock, the objects in the room begin to come alive, and they aren’t in a good mood! Please enjoy the first part of this wonderfully imaginative contemporary dance version of Ravel‘s opera with a libretto by Colette, L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, The Child and the Spells, choreographed by Jiří Kylián and performed by the Nederlands Dans Theater. You don’t need a translation to follow what is going on. Completely delightful! Which character is your favorite?
Video via gymnopedist on Youtube.