Words no longer heard

Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

Created for the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, in 2003, the ballet “Words no longer heard” is a work inspired by the theory of two halves as discussed by Plato in The Symposium and set to a drama penned by the famous American psychoanalyst Terrance Brown (1939-2005). Part one is totally masculine and evokes the systematic and anguished search for the other half.  

In part two, the dancers, like white lilies, the symbol of universal creation, provide a pastoral context and strengthen the calming image of the two halves united.

  • Creation Date: 2002
  • Creation Place: Genève
  • Choreographer: Giorgio Mancini
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Music: John Adams
  • Costumes: Emmanuel Coissy
  • Setting: Thierry Good
  • Lights: Manuel Bernard
  • Dancers: 25
Synopsis

… peace amongst men, calm upon the open sea undisturbed by breath of air, a bed and sleep for those with cares. Plato, The Symposium

Words no longer heard - Giorgio Mancini

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Giorgio Mancini

Giorgio Mancini
After a brilliant career as a dancer with the Ballet du XXe siècle and the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Giorgio Mancini was appointed director of the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève at the age of 31 after having d...

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