The Lost Dancer


Ballet (orchestra)

20 mn

• Première audition (under the title Where Am I Not Where You Are) : 29/04/2010 (gala evening), 22/05/2010 (first public performance), David H. Koch Theater, New York (USA) – New York City Ballet, New York City Ballet Orchestra, Fayçal Karoui (cond.), Benjamin Millepied (choreography), Santiago Calatrava (stage set).

• Scoring: – – timp., 2 perc., harp, piano – strings.

• Publisher: Gérard Billaudot. 

The idea, initially, was to explore a ball room, at first empty, then gradually filling with memories of dances which return and disappear.  A succession of fragments of frenzied waltzes, fiery tangos, quasi ritual discos,  interspersed by periods of dreams,  all of which is stylized and intermingled,  right up to a finale where the whirling dances mingle in a world of magic.

Thierry Escaich