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Working On - Gods and Dogs & 14"20' | Jiří Kylián / Lyon Opera Ballet

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Choreographer Jiří Kylián is a living legend of dance. His works, which have inspired new generations of dancers, combine modernity, technique and beauty in equal parts. 

In this documentary, we go behind the scenes as Kylián shares two choreographies with the dancers of Lyon Opera Ballet. As they prepare for a performance which was due to take place in November 2020, this short documentary brings us into the rehearsal room. We see the sublime dancers of the Lyon Opera Ballet perform clips of two of Kylián’s characteristic choreographies, Gods and Dogs and 14”20’, and we delve into the creative process of the dancers and artistic team. 

The film also includes an exclusive interview with Kylián, offering unique insight into his work and choreographic style.

Jiří Kylián's introspective and often mysterious dances have always invited a wide range of personal responses from his audiences.” LA Times 




Piece for 2 dancers - 2007 

Choreography & Set Design: Jiří Kylián 

Music: Dirk Haubrich, new composition based upon 2 themes by Gustav Mahler 

Costumes Design: Joke Visser 

Light: Kees Tjebbes  

Staged by: Aurélie Cayla 

Dancers of Lyon Opera Ballet: Elsa Monguillot de Mirman, Yan Leiva 

Gods and Dogs 

Piece for 8 dancers - 2008 

Choreography & Set Design: Jiří Kylián 

Music: Dirk Haubrich / Jiří Kylián 

Ludwig van Beethoven, String quartett Opus 18, Nr. 1 in F-major, Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato 

Computerised Projection: Tatsup Unemi, Daniel Bisig 

Projection Video: Dag Johan Haugerud, Cecile Semec 

Costume Design: Joke Visser 

Light: Kees Tjebbes  

Staged by: Olivier Coeffard 

Dancers of Lyon Opera Ballet: Kristina Bentz, Edi Blloshmi, Dorothée Delabie, Maeva Lassère, Coralie Levieux, Giacomo Luci, Albert Nikolli, Chiara Paperini, Leoannis Pupo-Guillen, Erik Sosa, Paul Vezin


Production: Opéra national de Lyon 


Direction: Tommy Pascal/ La Belle Télé 

Sound Engineer: Julien Ravel 

Photo: Tommy Pascal


The Lyon National Opera is registered by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the City of Lyon, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council and the Greater Lyon Metropolitan Area. 

  • Runtime
    20 minutes
  • Country