BALLET DE BARCELONA
The Barcelona Ballet makes its début at the Festival Castell de Peralada with Perpectives, a newly created piece based on the figure of its artistic director Chase Johnsey, an artist who has broken new ground in the world of classical dance by revolutionising the strict gender norms that have always been inherent to this artistic discipline. A voice over and a few simple props on a long catwalk are the only clues as to the meaning of this ‘Swan Lake’. Chase Johnsey introduces us to some of the stereotypes that dancers, just like everyone else, are often forced not to question in order to continue fitting in with preconceived ideas enforced by our society. Through this performance, the Catalan dance company invites us to embark on a journey through a world of struggle, dreams and transformation, based on the iconic figure of the swan and Tchaikovsky’s music.
P. I. TXAIKOVSKI, music
Chase JOHNSEY and Carlos RENEDO, choreography
Clara del CERRO
Corps de Ballet:
Ballet de Barcelona works in collaboration with the Ajuntament de Rubí and the Centre de Dansa l’Espona.