A multilayered work, the avant garde La Stravaganza juxtaposes 17th-century sensibility with modern culture while contrasting classical and electronic accompaniment.
Contemporary culture meets 17th century society in this 1997 Diamond Project ballet created for an ensemble of twelve dancers. Excerpts from Vivaldi as well as electronic music provide the accompaniment. Despite the “modern” appearance of the choreography, this work stands upon a strong classical ballet foundation. La Stravaganza opens with an innocent curiosity but then encounters ambiguity, sensuality and even violence. With three modern couples, their Vermeer counterparts, and a surprising pas de deux that brings the two worlds together, La Stravaganza merges fantasy and reality, which is a hallmark of Angelin Preljocaj’s choreographic style.
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