Northrop Presents

Ballet Preljocaj

U.S. Premiere
Oct 2013
About the Event

And then, one thousand years of peace (2010)
Choreography by Angelin Preljocaj
Music by Laurent Garnier

After stunning Minnesota audiences with a lush interpretation of Snow White in 2012, Ballet Preljocaj brings And then, one thousand years of peace, another epic work inspired by visions of the Apocalypse in the Book of Revelations, created in collaboration with the Bolshoi Theatre. Visionary choreographer Angelin Preljocaj masterfully evokes what is nestled in the innermost recesses of our existence, rather than prophesizing about compulsive waves of catastrophe, irreparable destruction, or the imminent end of the world. The use of intricate scenography and props such as chains, mirrors, and flags, as well as the frequent costume changes, lend the piece an abstract theatricality. Preljocaj uses these tools to unveil elements of our everyday modern rituals in unexpected ways.

U of M Institute for Advanced Study and Religious Studies Present
Re-imagining Revelation: A Thousand Years Of Peace In Art, Text, and Dance
Free Panel Discussion
Wed, Oct 30 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Nolte Center, U of M East Bank Campus
Ballet Preljocaj's And then, one thousand years of peace takes inspiration from the vision of apocalypse conjured by St John in the biblical Book of Revelation.

Sam Johnson, Artist, Dancemaker
Philip Sellew, Classical and Near Eastern Studies
John Watkins, English
Moderated by Jeanne Kilde, Director, Religious Studies Program

Wed, Oct 30, 6:15 - 7:00 pm
Solera Cocina de Espana

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


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