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Ballet

Paris Opera Ballet School production

Palais Garnier

from 14 to 18 April 2016

2h00 with 1 interval

Paris Opera Ballet School production

Palais Garnier - from 14 to 18 April 2016

Synopsis

Responsible for passing on the French tradition, the Paris Opera Ballet School explores the classical and contemporary repertoire as well as academic or modern styles with an equal striving for excellence. Following the celebrations for the Tricentenary of the French School of Dance, this new programme tackles the Danish School with Conservatoire by Auguste Bournonville, official choreographer for the Royal Danish Ballet in the 19th century. Whilst drawing inspiration from the French repertoire, which he studied in Paris with Pierre Gardel and Auguste Vestris, Bournonville brought new life to the romantic ballet by restoring the balance between male and female roles with his “poetic tribute to his Parisian apprenticeship” (Sylvie Jacq-Mioche). Almost a century later, a 21-year-old choreographer was making his debut on the Parisian stage: Roland Petit. His first major ballet, Les Forains, a joyful yet melancholic evocation of the world of travelling entertainers and a metaphor for the artist’s condition, is being revived by the Ballet School. Ten young dancers succeed one another in as many short variations, which are in turn humorous or dream-like. The programme concludes with John Taras’ fantasy ballet Piège de lumière. This magical story recounts an encounter between a group of escaped convicts and creatures that are half-human, half-butterfly.

Duration : 2h00 with 1 interval

Artists

Creative team

  • Holger Simon Paulli
    Holger Simon Paulli Music
  • August Bournonville
    August Bournonville Choreography
  • August Bournonville
    August Bournonville Choreography
  • Guillermo García Calvo
    Guillermo García Calvo Conductor
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    Maurice Le Nestour Set design D'après Edgar Degas
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    Maurice Le Nestour Set design
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    Maurice Le Nestour Costume design
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    Edgar Degas After

Creative team

Creative team

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    Jean-Michel Damase Music
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    John Taras Choreography
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    Félix Labisse Set design
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    André Levasseur Costume design
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    François-Éric Valentin Lighting design

The Conservatoire Graduates’ Orchestra
Paris Conservatoire

Media

Access and services

Palais Garnier

Place de l'Opéra

75009 Paris

Public transport

Underground Opéra (lignes 3, 7 et 8), Chaussée d’Antin (lignes 7 et 9), Madeleine (lignes 8 et 14), Auber (RER A)

Bus 20, 21, 27, 29, 32, 45, 52, 66, 68, 95, N15, N16

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Car park

Q-Park Edouard VII16 16, rue Bruno Coquatrix 75009 Paris

Book your parking spot

At the Palais Garnier, buy €10 tickets for seats in the 6th category (very limited visibility, two tickets maximum per person) on the day of the performance at the Box offices.

In both our venues, discounted tickets are sold at the box offices from 30 minutes before the show:

  • €25 tickets for under-28s, unemployed people (with documentary proof less than 3 months old) and senior citizens over 65 with non-taxable income (proof of tax exemption for the current year required)
  • €40 tickets for senior citizens over 65

Get samples of the operas and ballets at the Paris Opera gift shops: programmes, books, recordings, and also stationery, jewellery, shirts, homeware and honey from Paris Opera.

Palais Garnier
  • Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and until performances end
  • Get in from Place de l’Opéra or from within the theatre’s public areas
  • For more information: +33 1 53 43 03 97

Palais Garnier

Place de l'Opéra

75009 Paris

Public transport

Underground Opéra (lignes 3, 7 et 8), Chaussée d’Antin (lignes 7 et 9), Madeleine (lignes 8 et 14), Auber (RER A)

Bus 20, 21, 27, 29, 32, 45, 52, 66, 68, 95, N15, N16

Calculate my route
Car park

Q-Park Edouard VII16 16, rue Bruno Coquatrix 75009 Paris

Book your parking spot

At the Palais Garnier, buy €10 tickets for seats in the 6th category (very limited visibility, two tickets maximum per person) on the day of the performance at the Box offices.

In both our venues, discounted tickets are sold at the box offices from 30 minutes before the show:

  • €25 tickets for under-28s, unemployed people (with documentary proof less than 3 months old) and senior citizens over 65 with non-taxable income (proof of tax exemption for the current year required)
  • €40 tickets for senior citizens over 65

Get samples of the operas and ballets at the Paris Opera gift shops: programmes, books, recordings, and also stationery, jewellery, shirts, homeware and honey from Paris Opera.

Palais Garnier
  • Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and until performances end
  • Get in from Place de l’Opéra or from within the theatre’s public areas
  • For more information: +33 1 53 43 03 97

Partners

  • Airweawe, sponsor of the Ballet School

  • With the support of AROP

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