The Festival in the Palatinate Building in Ludwigshafen is once again celebrated this year. Highlights include the play “Sutra” by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and “Omphalos” by Damien Jalet. Both choreographers are among the best that contemporary dance currently has to offer. Damien Jalet was inspired by Mexican traditions for his dance evening “Omphalos”, “Navel of the World”. In Paris, the famous choreographer narrowly escaped the Bataclan assassins in 2015. He has also choreographed for Madonna.
Traveling around the world as a dancer and choreographer
The 43-year-old dancer and choreographer is one of the best artists in contemporary dance and his works tour all over the world. He is interested in other peoples and cultures, deals with myths and rituals. Damien Jalet was inspired by Mexico for “Omphalos” (“Navel of the World”).
“I love to create where I am inspired. Mexico has triggered something for me. I was like a mirror of part of the culture there and that’s why I did it. ”