| Parlez-moi d'amour

This ballet is a journey through different states of love, a quite popular theme in the french culture. With songs from Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, Boris Vian, Barbara and Léo Ferré, I wish to depict the bliss of the first encounter, the physical passion, the desire in a relation but also the loss and absence in solitude.

First created for 8 dancers, this ballet has been restaged and adapted to different companies

#1 version

Ballet for 8 dancers
Created on the 22nd of October 2015 at the Oper Leipzig Spiegelzelt for the Leipzig Ballet

Duration | 15 minutes
Musics | Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, Boris Vian, Barbara, Léo Ferré

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#2 version

Ballet for 12 dancers
Created on the 30th of November 2016 for Mecklenburg State Theater Ballet

Duration | ca. 70 minutes
Musics | Lucienne Boyer, Edith Piaf, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, Pierre Boulez, Plastic Bertrand, Gabriel Fauré, Boris Vian, Barbara, Francis Poulenc, Joan Baez, Colette Magny

#3 version

Ballet for 18 dancers

Created on the 9th of December 2018 for the Theater Ballet Sibiu

Musics |

A female dancer, alone, on this vast and obscure stage. The rough sound of the harpsichord begins a version of Jean-Sebastian Bach’s Concerto in G minor, a transcription from one of Antonio Vivaldi’s concerto. Two dancers join this scene. They run towards and away one another, they turn together and opposite each other. All this creates, through the dance, pictures and stories that talk about loneliness, reunion, encounters and separations. These themes return, again and again, and go through the first part of the evening like a red thread. The audience rewards each scene with its applause. He knows that he is witnessing an exceptional performance.
— Thomas Kügler, harzerkritiker.blogspot.de
Martin Chaix composes, as it were, melodies and chords of bodies, sometimes harmonious, sometimes dissonant, also strident, also silent. His figurations appear as a seismograph of emotions, with violent eruptions and moments of near impotence. [...] The group vibrates as a whole with episodes in which the soloists stand out. [...] Chapeau!
— 2.12.2016, Schweriner Volkszeitung, Manfred Zelt
... delicate, fine and yet precise and therefor touching. [...] a sure and genuine performance, which enlightens and touches our own experiences. [...] in their ever-flowing, edgeless and elegant mixture of elements from classical ballet to modern expressive dance, in imaginative variations, even on pointe as a symbolic expression of the nostalgia from which the beauty can arise from everyday life[...] a very unique poetry, not gilt-edged, but rather with a delicate melancholy and yet with a tender smile.
— 03.12.2016, Ostsee-Zeitung, Heinz-Jürgen Staszak