Creation 2022

10 – 14 November 2021

In 1954, Yves Klein drafted a ballet entitled La Guerre (de la ligne et de la couleur) – The War (between Line and Colour) intended to portray his physical and performative reflections on the immateriality of his art. On the basis of this fascinating – but incomplete – scenario, Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley opted to undertake their new creation at the initiative of the Centre Pompidou-Metz. Together, they invite us to share the experience of the famous French performance artist in which they see a utopian attempt to interact with the divine, as an expression of the irrepressible human desire to meet the heavens.

They asked contemporary artist Tomás Sareceno—renowned for his spectacular installations and his penchant for artistic interdisciplinarity—to develop the scenography : a large kaleidoscope of shadows and lights, where bodies move and struggle, as in a long suspension before the fall.


CCN – Ballet de Lorraine as part of the “Artist Associated” initiative with the Centre Pompidou-Metz



Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley

Video and lights

Tomás Saraceno


  • Wed. 10 November 2021
    Opéra national de Lorraine
  • Thu. 11 November 2021
    Opéra national de Lorraine
  • Fri. 12 November 2021
    Opéra national de Lorraine
  • Sun. 14 November 2021
    Opéra national de Lorraine

AND ALWAYS: regular meetings to approach dance differently, to sharpen one's eye and to create privileged moments of encounter with the artists (LAB / SALON, On Danse courses and workshops, public rehearsals, conferences...).
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