This radical dance-opera conjures up the strange tale of siblings Paul and Lise who live together in an isolated room. As they grow up, they become so immersed in each other and the dark fantasies of their imaginations they lose all sense of reality.
Composed in 1996 as the last in a trilogy of works that Glass based on the writings of Jean Cocteau, Les Enfants Terribles was directed and choreographed by Javier De Frutos.
Format: 10-channel animation on multiple panels, approx. 2 hrs.
Video design: Tal Rosner
Commissioned by the Royal Ballet and performed at the Barbican Theatre, UK 2016.
Composer: Philip Glass
Director: Javier De Frutos
Design: Jean-Marc Puissant
Lighting Designer: Bruno Poet
Video Artist: Tal Rosner
Video Programmer and additional content: Andy Coates
Video Technical Direction: ArtAV
© Photos: Bill Cooper, Tristram Kenton