benjamin millepied /​ maurice béjart

Opéra Bastille - from 23 February to 24 March 2018

Daphnis et Chloé

Music
Maurice Ravel
Choreography
Benjamin Millepied
Scenography
Daniel Buren
Costume design
Holly Hynes
Lighting design
Madjid Hakimi

Boléro

Music
Maurice Ravel
Choreography
Maurice Béjart
Lighting design
Clément Cayrol
Conductor
Maxime Pascal
Chorus master
Alessandro Di Stefano
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about


This Ravel evening brings together two ballets on the themes of love and seduction. Whilst one of them – virtuoso and colourful – displays fluid classical lines, the other – all in red and black – is stark but seething with eroticism. In Daphnis and Chloé (2013), with sets and costumes by Daniel Buren, Benjamin Millepied recounts how love between a shepherd and a shepherdess triumphs over temptations and threats. In Maurice Béjart’s Boléro (1961), a soloist captivates his audience from the top of a table. Transported by the heady rhythms of Ravel’s score, the performer compellingly draws the rest of the group into the dance.

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