Paris Opera Ballet

Le Parc

In Cinemas 31 Jul, 1 & 4 Aug 2021 (Melb only)
Conductor
Benjamin Shwartz
Orchestra
Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris
Cast
Alice Renavand (Danseuse Soliste), Mathieu Ganio (Danseur Soliste), Les Étoiles, les Premiers Danseurs et le Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra
Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Choreography
Angelin Preljocaj
Designs
Thierry Leproust
Duration
1h42 no interval
Captured live (without audience) at Palais Garnier, Paris March 2021
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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 attraction 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”. 

Hosted by Paris Opera Ballet's DIrector of Dance (and former étoile) Aurélie Dupont, the cinema presentation features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Mr. Preljocaj and featured dancers Alice Renavand and Mathieu Ganio.
 

 

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Australian Premiere Screenings of this production were held 17-21 July (excl. Melbourne & Sydney). Revised screening dates for Sydney will be announced soon.

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(updated: 23/7/21)

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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