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Sylvie Guillem

Artist

"Discipline is not a straitjacket but paradoxically a setting for a bigger freedom.

A "medication" that we willingly take, regularly, to free ourselves as much as possible from the constraints of doubt.

For 36 years, 98% of the mornings and about 25% of the evenings, I was practicing this refocus… this form of meditation… this discipline… without realizing it.

Beside the physical training, it is also an essential mental preparation.

Because the true moment, or to be more precise, the TRUE moment, happens on stage.

And more is the moment free from doubt and questioning, greater is our chance to touch harmony."

Sylvie Guillem

One of the most acclaimed dancers of her generation, she became the Paris Opera Ballet's youngest-ever étoile promoted by company’s Artistic Director Rudolf Nureyev.

As Principal Guest Artist, she won worldwide renown for her performances with London Royal Ballet, and companies around the world.

She forged rich creative relationships with world’s leading contemporary choreographers and directors, including Maurice Béjart, William Forsythe, Mats Ek, Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Robert Lepage.

She works extensively as an ecological activist and sits on the advisory board of the charity Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, dedicated to protecting ocean wildlife.

 

Photo credit: Gilles Tapie

Sylvie Guillem will participate in...

Opening night

29 June
20:00 - 22:00

Introduction
Jean Sibilia & Jean-Gerard Bloch
 

Sylvie Guillem, TWO
(8 min)
Choreography Russell Maliphant
Music Andy Cowton
Lights Michael Hulls

 

Marion Cotillard, dramatic reading

 

Conversation with Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Guillem & Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

Translated in English

show event
SAM

Science Art Meditation:
humanism for today and tomorrow. 

June 29 — July 1st 2018
Strasbourg

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