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In his “Requiem” Gabriel Fauré illustrates a peaceful image of death. With the choir “In paradisum” his piece ends on a hopeful note. Here, death is returning home into the light, not a gruesome end.


Swiss choreographer Ken Ossola does not deny the spiritual essence of the piece which originated in the end of the 19th century, yet adds a bodily substance that is beyond all religious tradition.


Choreography: Ken Ossola

Duration : approx. 36 m (without intermission)

Music: Gabriel Fauré

Scenography and costumes: Jean-Marc Puissant

Light: Kees Tjebbes

Director of Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève:

Philippe Cohen

Choreography produced by Le Grand Ballet de Genève

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