Paris Opera Ballet

Pite / Pérez / Shechter & Thiérrée

In Cinemas 6, 7, 8 & 11 Jul 2018
Étoiles: Amandine Albisson, Valentine Colasante, Stéphane Bullion, Hugo Marchand, Laura Hecquet, Ludmila Pagliero, Alice Renavand , plus premiers danseurs and corps de ballet of the Paris Opera
John Zorn, Johann Sebastian Bach, Nitin Sawhney, Arvo Pärt, Max Richter
Crystal Pite, Iván Pérez, Hofesh Shechter, James Thiérrée
Approx. 3h including interval
Captured live from Palais Garnier, Paris 24 May 2018
Official Event Listing
  • Engaging. Contemporary dance-makers are changing the ballet world - blurring the top-down choreographic structures and gender distinctions that the art form otherwise upholds. This quadruple bill may be the clearest incarnation of the shift yet.
    Laure Cappelle, THE FINANCIAL TIMES

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 Thiérrée, 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.

Adelaide patrons please note: this production will screen only at Palace Nova Prospect Cinema

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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