Image

1994

: 12min

Michel Kelemenis

Kelemenis & cie

Image, lasting 13 minutes, opens the Kelemenis & cie program Clins de lune. The choreographer considers Claudine Zimmer as his “dancing twin” because her physical and gestural qualities are so close to his own.

In 1995, for the premiere of the program Mouvement that is entirely devoted to the music of Claude Debussy, the piece was recomposed as a “duet for 4 dancers,” strictly respecting the original writing. The pianist Didier Puntos performed 3 Images for piano, on stage, surrounded by the dancers Elise Olhandeguy, Magali Noiret, Arnaud Cabias and Philippe Combeau.

In 1997, 4 principle dancers from the Ballet de l’Opéra National de Paris dance Image at the gala celebrating the 10th anniversary of Kelemenis & cie at the Festival de Marseille: Kader Belarbi, Wilfrid Romoli, Céline Talon and Delphine Baey… again accompanied by Didier Puntos.

Finally, in a new adaptation for ballet slippers, Image entered the repertoire of the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève in November 2008.

2 alternating casts: 
Damiano Artale, Cécile Robin-Prévallée, Luc Bénard and Yu Otagaki;
Madeline Wong, Yanni Yin, Grant Aris and Bruno Roy, accompanied at the premiere by the pianist Réginald le Reun.

Distribution

Choreography - Michel Kelemenis
Dancers - Claudine Zimmer & Michel Kelemenis
Music - Claude Debussy, 3 images pour piano 
Light - Serge Dées

Production

Kelemenis & cie 
Théâtre de la Passerelle (Gap), Maison de la Danse de Lyon, TNDI, Châteauvallon

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