New Production! A mixed programme of works by four of the world's most exciting contemporary dance makers.
Opening the presentation is Frôlons, a new work from Switzerland's James Thierrée, who takes over the magnificent public areas of the Palais Garnier and introduces us to his dream-like world. Israel’s Hofesh Shechter, often lauded for his telluric, trance-evoking dances, offers a new version of his piece The Art of Not Looking Back. Spain’s Iván Pérez occupies the stage of the Opera for the first time with The Male Dancer, a creation for ten male dancers. Concluding the bill is Canadian Crystal Pite's dazzling The Seasons’ Canon, set to music by Max Richter, a creation that thrilled audiences at the Palais Garnier last season.
"When i choreograph, it is the very act of creating and observing that connects me most deeply with the natural world, with the brutality and beauty it contains."
- Crystal Pite
Cinema presentation directed by Cédric Klapisch.