JJ’s voices

  • Fri 22.06.12 20 h
  • Sat 23.06.12 20 h


Canadian choreographer Benoît Lachambre, who already presented one world premiere at the PACT Zollverein in May earlier this year, has created a piece for Cullberg Ballett.Entitled ›JJ’s voices‹, it premiered in Stockholm in 2009 and is inspired by the singer Janis Joplin. To accompany her raw and sensual songs, Lachambre developed an impressive portrait of people in our times – of individuals at odds with themselves and conflicted between suppressed anonymity and the confused desire for personal fulfilment. Realised by seven dancers of Cullberg Ballett – a company renowned for their technical perfection – ›JJ’s voices‹ becomes an energy-laden choreography, in which the raw and unfinished, the painful and the frustrated are mixed with sensuousness and longing – just like the unforgotten songs of Janis Joplin. 

»...a luminous beginning to a new era for Cullberg Ballet.«

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Trailer ›JJ's Voices‹


Choreography, Stage Design, Costume Design: Benoît Lachambre

Dance: Alexandra Campbell, Jac Carlsson, Eszter Czédulás, Mirko Guido, Hanako Hoshimi-Caines, Andrea Martini, Gesine Moog, Csongor Szabó

Light Design: Fredrik Rydehäll

Choreographic assistance and rehearsal direction: Lisa Drake and Hanna Hedman

Costume assistance: Malin Eriksson, Nina Stenmark


Janis Joplin (arr.) – ›Down on Me‹ Ragovoy/Russell – ›Piece of My Heart‹ Joplin/Mekler – ›Kozmic Blues‹

Powell St John – ›Bye, Bye Baby‹

Ragovoy/Taylor – ›Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)‹