Denis Levaillant
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Music and Danse

La Petite danseuse (The Little Dancer), choreography Patrice Bart, Opéra de Paris, 2003.

Revival , December 2005: opera-de-paris.fr


Passage de l'heure bleue , choreography Stéphanie Aubin, GRCOP, Opéra de Paris, 1989.

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Les Heures défaites, choreography Bouvier/Obadia, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris 1987 (Quatuor Joachim).

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Eaux fortes, choreography Dominique Petit, St Quentin en Yvelines, 1986.


Rythm'n'shoes, choreography Aby Dance Trio, concours de Bagnolet 1984 (électroacoustique).

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Les Pas perdus, choreography Dominique Petit, Maison de la Danse de Lyon, 1983 (Youval Micenmacher).

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Aranzaquil, choreography Dominique Petit, Maison de la Danse de Lyon, 1983.

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D.D.Blue Gold Digger, choreography Dominique Petit, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 1982.

Dominique Petit

D.D. BLUE GOLD DIGGER

LES SAISONS DE LA DANSE - novembre 1982

To construct his story, dancer-choreographer Dominique Petit chose the theme of America: urban, noisy and sprawling, but also the land of wide-open spaces, the symbol of liberty and adventure. With pianist-actor Denis Levaillant, he relates the nocturnal confessions of two dreamy hoodlums. The gold-diggers' blues'. Both of them invent cock-and-bull stories and answer each other, one with gesture, the other with music, which he blends with surprising sound effects. In a shimmering blue suit and silver shoes, Dominique Petit plays the pick-up artist, the gangster, the rock'n'roller, the music-hall artiste who tap dances to strange music that mixes birdcalls with the whistling of a train and the noise of a pinball machine.

This modern, expressed through the American mythology, is also an excellent choreographic pretext. The dancer practises all forms of walking and discovers all the combinations of movement by putting together the most unexpected steps. He experiments with effects of speed and stopping. He combines karate positions with pliés and ronds de jambe from classical dance and gymnast's acrobatics. This is a sinewy, energetic creation, original in its behaviour and appealing because it makes the dancer and musician participate in an amazing duo

Véronique Sédro

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Dérive, choreography Brigitte Lefèvre, Opéra de Nantes, 1982 (Claudia Phillips.

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Corridors, choreography Dominique Bagouet,1981.


Le Jardin du sanglier, choreography Caroline Marcadé, Opéra de Paris, 1979.

Caroline Marcadé

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Photo © Marc Enguerand (1979)

Music and Theater

Fin de partie (Samuel Becket), staged by Christian Colin, theater of Memingen and Théâtre de l'Aquarium, Paris, 2001/2002.





La Jouissance du scorpion (Véronique Olmi), staged by Christian Colin, Treves Theater, 2000.






Les Vacances (Holidays) (JC Grumberg ), staged by Christian Colin, La Coupole, Paris , 1999.


Photos © Julie Levaillant


Les Figures de la peur (Elsa Solal), staged by Christian Colin, La Coupole , Paris, 1998.


Le Dernier sursaut (Michel Vinaver), staged by Michel Dydim, Opéra de Metz, 1995.


Le Canard sauvage (Ibsen), staged by Alain Françon, the "Comédie Française", Paris, 1993. (Quintet Nielsen)


La Remise (Roger Planchon), staged by Alain Françon at Nanterre Theater, 1993 (Sylvain Beuf,Jean-Louis Matinier, Indigo).

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La Compagnie des hommes (E.Bond), staged by Alain Françon , Théâtre de La Ville, Paris, 1992( A Sei Voci).


Britannicus (Racine), staged by Alain Françon, Théâtre du 8ème, Lyon, 1991 (Ars Nova).

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Palais Mascotte (Enzo Corman) staged by Alain Françon, Théâtre de la Bastille, Paris, 1988.

Dominique Valadié

Photo © Sophie Steinberger / Enguerand (1988)

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Hedda Gabler (Ibsen), staged by Alain Françon, Théâtre de l'Athénée, Paris 1987(Quatuor Flammer).

Photo © Marc Enguerand (1991)


Le Menteur (Corneille), staged by Alain Françon, Comédie Française, Paris,1986 (Sophie Boulin, David Simpson, Noëlle Spieth, Alan Hacker, Michel Henry).

Photo © Marc Enguerand (1986)

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