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Robbins /​ Millepied /​ Balanchine

Palais Garnier - from 22 September to 11 October 2015

Robbins /​ Millepied /​ Balanchine

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Ballet opus 19/ The Dreamer/Creation/Thème et Variations

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Palais Garnier - from 22 September to 11 October 2015

2h10 with 2 intervals


In few words:

"Creativity feeds on exchange in a permanent flow of inspiration and shared respiration."

- Benjamin Millepied

Benjamin Millepied pays tribute to his masters, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, two truly great choreographers, both of Russian origin, who led the American School, and dance in general, to rarely attained heights. The Paris Opera Ballet is all the richer for the inclusion of Opus19 / The Dreamer in its repertoire. This elegant piece, imagined by Jerome Robbins in 1979, is a variation for two dancers to Sergei Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto, portraying the daydream of a young man and his unreal counterpart.
The revival of George Balanchine’s Thème et Variations, to music by Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky, offers another facet of dance from across the Atlantic. This classical and virtuoso group ballet, one of the repertoire's most demanding, also pays tribute to the Imperial Ballet of old Russia and its most famous master: Marius Petipa. Between these two masterpieces, Benjamin Millepied has created a ballet that presents both the company and his overall project for dance at the Paris Opera. The result of an artistic collaboration with composer Nico Muhly, this highly contemporary creation also seeks to highlight the excellence of classical technique and its significance for dance today.


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Audio clips

Podcast | Balanchine/Millepied/Robbins

— By In partnership with France Musique

About the work

  • George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins at the Paris Opera

    George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins at the Paris Opera

    By Jérôme Maurel


  • With the support of The American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet / Florence Gould Artists Fund

  • Sponsor of the Paris Opera initiatives for young people and of the avant-premières

  • With the support of AROP

This production will be recorded for television.

A coproduction by the Paris Opera and Cinétévé directed by Vincent Bataillon.
Live in cinemas on 1st October.
Broadcast on Culture Box as of 20 October and on France 3 at a later date.

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  • Sponsor of the Paris Opera's audiovisual broadcasts

  • Production partner

  • Web broadcaster

  • Media partnership

  • Distributor TV international

  • Distributor cinema

  • Production partner