Following the seemingly-permanent breakup of Daft Punk, one half of the famed French electro duo will bring his talents to the ballet in 2022.
Thomas Bangalter has been tapped to collaborate with France’s Opéra National de Bordeaux and Ballet Preljocaj to score a new show dubbed Mythologies.
As per an official description of the project: “With Mythologies, Angelin Preljocaj explores contemporary rituals and the founding myths that shape the collective imagination. ‘Dance, the art of the unspeakable par excellence, is it not the best way to lay bare our fears, our anxieties, and our hopes? It stigmatizes our rituals, reveals the incongruity of our postures, whether social, religious or pagan,’ he indicates. This eagerly awaited creation bringing together the dancers of the Ballet Preljocaj and those of the Ballet of the Opéra National de Bordeaux completes the partnership initiated four years earlier by the two companies.”
Mythologies will be performed from July 1-10, 2022 at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France.
Daft Punk last performed live at the 2017 Grammy Awards, but hadn’t toured properly since their legendary Alive 2006/2007 tour. The band released four studios albums over the course of their career, the most recent being the smash hit Random Access Memories in 2013, which at the time was their first record in eight years.