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Angelin Preljocaj – Blanche-Neige…..(Snow White) – Excerpts

April 21, 2012

Angelin Preljocaj, based on the Grimm brothers’ version of the fairytale, created Snow White, a contemporary and romantic ballet for 26 dancers, and set up to a symphony by Gustav Mahler. Jean Paul Gaultier made the costumes and Thierry Leproust the set design. Snow White was premiered in September 2008 at the Biennale de la danse of Lyon.

Pas de Duex

Dancers: Nagisa Shirai & Sergio Díaz

The Dwarves —My favorite section….

Les Amoureux  – The Lovers

“I was very keen to tell a story, offer something magical and enchanted. No doubt it was to avoid getting into a rut. And also because, like everyone, I love stories. I have followed the version by the Grimm brothers, with just a few personal variations based on my own analysis of the symbols in the tale. Bettelheim describes Snow White as an œdipus in reverse. The wicked stepmother is without doubt the central character in the tale. She is the one who I examine through her narcissistic determination not to give up on seduction and her role as a woman, even if it means sacrificing her stepdaughter. The understanding of symbols belongs to adults as well as children; it’s for everyone, and that’s why I like fairy tales.” Angelin Preljocaj


Angelin Preljocaj


Gustav Mahler

Additional Music

79 D


Jean Paul Gaultier

Set Design

Thierry Leproust


Patrick Riou

assisted by Cécile Giovansili et Sébastien Dué

Associate Artistic Director

Youri Van Den Bosch

Rehearsal Assistant

Claudia De Smet


Dany Lévêque

Absailing trainer

Alexandre del Perugia

Scenery Construction

Atelier Atento

Costumes Maker

Les Ateliers du Costume


Biennale de la danse de Lyon / Conseil Général du Rhône (France), Théâtre National de Chaillot (France), Grand Théâtre de Provence (France), Staatsballet Berlin (Germany)

Created during a residency at

Grand Théâtre de Provence (Aix-en-Provence, France)

A prize winner at  Globes de Cristal 2009

Special thanks to Jean Paul Gaultier

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