PROGRAMS ON TOUR:
PROGRAMS ON TOUR:
DIDO & AENEAS
Blanca Li presents a very contemporary, light-hearted and traditionally rooted version of Dido and Aeneas, based on the opera created in 1688 by Henry Purcell on a libretto by Nahum Tate.
Blanca Li has conceived a choreographic and plastic performance, merging all the performers into moving ensemble with an abstract and changing set design, which combines with Pascal Laajili’s graphic lighting to open up the space and create powerful
and aesthetic atmospheres.
The characters in the plot split and multiply to create a score of intersecting lines between music and dance, expressing the unspoken words of the libretto.
Blanca Li’s staging allows the emotions experienced by the characters to find a singular contemporary resonance despite the original tragic formalism of a destiny drawn by the will of the mythological gods.
Sliding from carnal passion to existential questioning, under the constraint of social and traditional imperatives, there are many imeless themes that through this choreography reflect the similar forces that govern the fortunes and misfortunes of human beings in the 21st century. Through this performance, the heart and mind of the audience will be moved by the dance and the ethereal music of Henry Purcell.
Blanca Li is a choreographer, film director, dancer and actress. She moved to Paris at the end of 1992. B y t h e n ex t y e a r , s h e h a d s t a r t e d h e r own co n tempora r y d a n ce company. 28 years later, still at the head of one of the few totally independent companies on the French and international scene, Blanca Li remains as free and inventive as she was when she started out. She was appointed the artistic director of the Teatros del Canal in Madrid in 2019. She recently developed Le Bal de Paris, an immersive live performance enhanced by virtual reality, which won the prize for Best Virtual Reality Experience at the Venice Mostra in September 2021. Her countless high-profile collaborations have included developing choreographies for musical artists, lending her talents as an actress to film directors, bringing her installations, events and dance pieces to major institutions, and designing events for fashion and luxury brands.