Les Enfants Terribles
A dance opera for ensemble, soloists and dancers
Dance-opera spectacle adapted from the work of Jean Cocteau by Philip Glass and Susan Marshall.
S, Mz, T, Bar; 3 Grand Pianos (or 3 digital Pianos)
Commisioned by Steps ’96, MIGROS Switzerland – Cultural Commitment
Theatre Casino, Zug, Switzerland- May 18 , 1996
Dancers and singers share the stage in Les Enfants Terribles, the final installment of Philip Glass’ trilogy based on the work of Jean Cocteau. Articulation Cocteau’s belief in the transcendent power of imagination and creativity, Les Enfants is the story of Paul and Lise, two characters so caught up in a world of their own imaginings that they can no longer see a reality beyond their “game”. The singers, along with eight dancers, alternately portray the action.
Dunvagen Music Publishers