Photo-souvenir : Daniel Buren Esquisse graphique pour la scénographie de Daphnis et Chloé, Ravel-Millepied, Opéra Bastille, 2013. ©DB-ADAG P Paris

Dates / Prix

Opéra Bastille - First performance on 10 May 2014 - 7:30PM

Ticket rates : 5€, 15€, 20€, 35€, 50€, 62€, 75€, 95€, 110€

Running time : 2H with one interval

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PARIS OPERA BALLET
Balanchine / Millepied
Presentation

This encounter between two great French composers and two choreographers from the New York City Ballet, its founder George Balanchine and former student Benjamin Millepied, highlights the similarities and dissonances between them. In 1947, George Balanchine paid tribute to the company and to the French tradition with his first production for the Paris Opera Ballet, Le Palais de Cristal, in which he choreographed an early work by Georges Bizet, the Symphony in C. Characterised by its architectural design and sense of dialogue with the music, this ballet is a model of academic virtuosity, to which Christian Lacroix, an artisan of light and colour, has brought new shape. Benjamin Millepied's third creation for the Paris Opera Ballet, in collaboration with the conceptual artist Daniel Buren, revisits the myth of Daphnis and Chloé. In the tradition of Balanchine, Millepied draws his inspiration from the rhythms and colours of Ravel's "choreographic symphony" for chorus and orchestra. Philippe Jordan conducts these masterpieces of French music.

Le Palais de Cristal
Georges Bizet Music (Symphony in C major)
George Balanchine Choreography (Opéra national de Paris, 1947)
Christian Lacroix Costumes
Daphnis et Chloé
New work
Maurice Ravel Music (complete version)
Benjamin Millepied Choreography
Daniel Buren Scenography
Madjid Hakimi Lighting
ArtisteNoteRôle
Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet

Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Philippe Jordan Conductor
Patrick Marie Aubert Chorus master

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MANUFACTURE HORLOGÈRE VACHERON CONSTANTIN, SPONSOR OF THE BALANCHINE⁄MILLEPIED EVENING

 

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WITH THE EXCEPTIONAL SUPPORT OF THE AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE PARIS OPERA & BALLET⁄FLORENCE GOULD AMERICAN ARTISTS FUND

 


  

  
 

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Live in cinemas on 3 June / To be broadcast at a later date on France Télévisions