‘Maillot/Millepied’ showing at the Staatsballett Berlin

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Rolf’s ‘Altro Canto‘ set design, which was originally designed for the Les Ballets de Monte Carlo in 2006, forms part of the ‘Maillot/Millepied’ performance at the Staatsballett Berlin. It is named after the two choreographers whose works are being staged: Jean-Christophe Maillot, until recently the Artistic Director of the Paris Opera Ballet, and Benjamin Millepied.

 

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For Rolf, the ‘Altro Canto’ set design was an exercise in minimalism, where a purist aesthetic ensured any decorative or extraneous elements were pared back to offer a poetic and powerful design. In ever new constellations more than one hundred candles ‘float’ above the stage and illuminate the otherwise empty space, using a subtle choreography of natural flickering light to capture the moments between light and darkness.

Tickets are still available for performances in November 2017 and June 2018

There is a nice article on Rolf’s Altro Canto set design in Die Welt.

 

‘Objets, mes amis’ exhibition at artmonte-carlo

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We are pleased to announce that ‘chip on the shoulder‘ (1999) and ‘no rest for the rust‘ (2006) were personally selected by Martine Bedin from ammann//gallery‘s collection to form part of her ‘Objets, mes amis‘ (Objects, my friends) exhibition on view at the Grimaldi Forum during artmonte-carlo, salon d’art from the 29th-30th April 2017.

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“‘Objects, my friends’ is an exhibition of furniture and objects made with care, objects produced in small quantity, boldly escaping from fashion and market laws, and loaded with a great poetry. Created by architects, designers or artists, all attached to beauty. Those objects ask the question of their status: Art objects? Everyday objects? Both?” Martine Bedin