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Palais Garnier - from 04 to 31 December 2017


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Palais Garnier - from 04 to 31 December 2017

2h00 with 1 interval

  • Pre-opening : 4 December 2017

    Opening night : 6 December 2017


In few words:

I like creating worlds that have never been seen before.
- Alexander Ekman

A sparkling personality on the contemporary dance scene, Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman has been invited for the first time to work with the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet. Trained at the Swedish Royal Ballet, he danced with the Nederlands Dans Theater and the Ballet Cullberg before turning to choreography. His language, both visceral and tinged with humour, combines theatricality and classical and contemporary vocabulary alike. Best known for the spectacular quality of his pieces with their dreamlike imagery, he fills the stage of the Palais Garnier with metallic structures, dancers suspended in space, elevations… A surprising production carried along by enticing rhythms and communicative energy.


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Audio clips

Podcast | Play - Alexander Ekman

— By In partnership with France Musique

About the work


  • With the support of AROP

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

Play fait l’objet d’une captation réalisée par Tommy Pascal, coproduite par l’Opéra national de Paris et BelAir Média, avec la participation de France 2, le soutien du CNC et de la Fondation Orange, mécène des retransmissions audiovisuelles de l’Opéra national de Paris. Ce spectacle sera retransmis sur France 2 et Culture box ultérieurement.

Media and technical partners

  • Sponsor of the Paris Opera's audiovisual broadcasts

  • Coproducer

  • Media partnership

  • Web broadcaster