Paris Opera Ballet


In Cinemas 27, 28 & 31 Mar 2021
Stéphane Bullion (Danseur Étoile), Muriel Zusperreguy (Première Danseuse), Vincent Chaillet (Premier Danseur), Corps de Ballet of the Paris Opera
Mikael Karlsson
Alexander Ekman
Alexander Ekman
Alexander Ekman
1h55, no interval
Captured live from Palais Garnier, Paris.
  • Truly enjoyable. A work as dazzling as it is subtle. A lively choreography and a daring scenography, which transport the spectator in a joyful jubilation.
    Laurine Mortha, BACHTRACK

Ballet in two acts (2017)

Enter Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman’s surprising and dreamlike universe with PLAY. Created for the Paris Opera Ballet in 2017, where it sold out an extraordinary 25 performance premiere season, it’s a piece that contemplates the place and meaning of play in our lives… 

A sparkling personality on the contemporary dance scene, Ekman’s language, both visceral and tinged with humour, combines theatricality and classical and contemporary vocabulary alike. Set to a lively musical score by Mikael Karlsson, the metallic structures, dancers suspended in space, and the elevations are but a few of the powerful images that will strike your imagination!

It’s a production full of joy, enticing rhythms and communicative energy, danced to perfection by the Paris Opera Ballet’s stunning performers.


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.

See more productions from: Opéra national de Paris