Paris Opera Ballet

Le Parc

In Cinemas 5, 6, 7 & 10 Jun 2020
Yannis Pouspourikas
Orchestre de chambre de Paris
Étoiles, Premiers Danseursand Corps de Ballet of the Paris Opera (dancers will be announced late 2019)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Angelin Preljocaj
Thierry Leproust
Approx.1h40 no interval
Captured live from Palais Garnier, Paris Dec 2019
Official Event Listing

Ballet in three acts (1994)

In this highly sensual and intelligent three-part piece, created for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1994, Angelin Preljocaj explores the laws of attractions and the games we play, finding a subtle balance between the classical genius of Mozart’s music and the modernity of his choreographic language. 

Thierry Leproust’s perfectly chiselled sets evoke the elegance and refinement of a French-style garden while Hervé Pierre’s costumes draw inspiration from the Age of Enlightenment.

Advancing to the caprices of an imaginary Carte du Tendre and guided by strange gardeners, the dancers awaken to love, from first encounters to seduction, from timidity to attraction, from resistance to the sweet appeal of abandon in sublimely soaring “pas de deux”.

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Paris Opera Ballet

The Paris Opera Ballet, rich in historical tradition, stages some 180 performances per season in Paris, the French regions and abroad. Over the years it has played host to many of the world’s greatest choreographers: George Balanchine, Serge Lifar, Rudolf Nureyev, Roland Petit, Maurice Béjart, and of course Pina Bausch.

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