Choreography Laurent Drousie | Music Gioachino Rossini, La gazza ladra (from Rossini Overtures, by Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini, EMi records, 5 099908520 4 2 5); Jacques Offenbach, Orpheus in der Unterwelt (from Ouvertures by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London conducted by Frank Shipway, release 1994, Point Classics 26 7 1 472 ) | Costume design Laurent Drousie in cooperation with Atelier Introdans | Stage design Berry Claassen in cooperation with Laurent Drousie | Lighting design Berry Claassen | Rehearsal director Kevin Cregan

Even though he is a young choreographer, the Walloon dancer Laurent Drousie (1987) has already developed his own very individual style: exceptionally energetic and dynamic, and always with a wondrous twist. Lux, with a cast of seventeen dancers, is his most extensive creation to date. It’s a delightfully happy choreography in which he gives us a new take on the French Cancan dance. Lux shows us that you should remain open for life’s moments of happiness, but not chase after this happiness too hard. Because then you’ll go crazy, just like a Cancan dancer.

Photos: Hans Gerritsen

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