Genus

Genus
2007

Company
Paris Opera Ballet

Duration
45 minutes

Concept, Direction and Choreography
Wayne McGregor

Music
Joby Talbot, Deru

Set and Costume Design
Vicki Mortimer

Lighting Design
Lucy Carter

Video Design
Ravi Deepres

Originally danced by
Jérémie Bélingard, Audric Bezard, Matthieu Botto, Alexandra Cardinale, Adrien Couvez, Fanny Fiat, Mathilde Froustey, Grégory Gaillard, Mathieu Ganio, Dorothée Gilbert, Marie-Agnès Gillot, Emilie Hasboun, Laura Hecquet, Mathias Heymann, Agnès Letestu, Laurène Levy, Allister Madin, Sabrina Mallem, Julien Meyzindi, Myriam Ould-Braham, Benjamin Pech, Marie-Isabelle Peracchi, Fabien Revillion

Premiere date and venue
26 October 2007, Palais Garnier, Paris, France

Dates

Commissioned by Opera National de Paris Genus, a ballet for 24 dancers, was inspired by Charles Darwin's book On the Origin of Species which was published in 1859.

Images by Laurent Phillipe