Photo: Michel Cavalca
LYON OPERA BALLET (FRANCE)
Philippe Decouflé’s Tricodex
Thu 6 & Fri 7 October, 7.30pm
Sadler’s Wells: 0870 737 7737
Tickets £10 - £35
From an undulating bed of sea anemones to a myriad of mythical animals, imaginary plants, flying machines and labyrinths, Philippe Decouflé's Tricodex is a visual feast for all generations.
Featuring 28 dancers and over 150 fantastical costumes, Tricodex is the third instalment of Decouflé's inspired interpretation of Luigi Serafini's fictitious encyclopaedia, Codex Serafinius.
Combining visions of breathtaking beauty with witty aerial ballet - including a dancing bicyclist performing acrobatics 18 feet above the stage and two ballerinas defying gravity in a bungee-jumping duet - Tricodex is a glittering trip through the magical maze of Decouflé's imagination.
‘Decouflé sets off on a tour of dance and circus, music and costume that has made him one of France's most popular choreographers.’ The New York Times