In an age of individualism and social media, Romania’s Edward Clug revisits a fundamentally humanizing 20th century work with the power to bring people together, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, inspired by medieval verse. The work’s introduction, O Fortuna, evokes the World's destiny while Man is powerless in facing its uncertain future.
Les Grands Ballets' artistic director decided to call once more on gifted choreographer Edward Clug – firmly anchored in modernity – in order to reflect, first, the implicit torment of Carmina Burana, but more importantly springtime, hope and love, central themes in the work, which touches human beings in their most visceral dimension, that of their legacy, and longevity.
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We learned from the history that the only thing that doesn’t really change in time are the human feelings.
They coexist in the same way: love along hate, joy along pain, happiness along grief. The only things that are changing are the aesthetics and the context.
Carmina Burana could be simply described as an ode to life, that spans from daily human rituals to its greater universal mysteries.
I want to add a new chapter in this book and let the dance awake old feelings into the space and time that we believe its new.