Mats Ek - Ballet - Season 21/22 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

  • Ballet

    Mats Ek

    Palais Garnier - from 06 May to 05 June 2022

    Emma Birski / OnP

  • Ann Ray / OnP


  • Ann Ray

    [EXTRAIT] CARMEN by Mats Ek (Letizia Galloni) [EXTRAIT] CARMEN by Mats Ek (Letizia Galloni)

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Mats Ek

Palais Garnier - from 06 May to 05 June 2022

Mats Ek


Palais Garnier - from 06 May to 05 June 2022

2h10 with 1 interval

  • Pre‑opening for the young : 6 May 2022

    Opening night : 7 May 2022


In few words:

Despite the fact Mats Ek announced a few years ago that he no longer wanted to choreograph, he returned to the stage in 2019 to offer two new works to the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet: Another Place, a piece in which he explores the interactions of a couple through an enigmatic pas de deux, and Boléro, a free and poetic creation built around an iconic piece from the history of music and dance. His version of Carmen, a reinterpretation of the famous literary figure, is also entering the Company’s repertoire. Together, these three pieces offer us an insight into the choreographic and theatrical world of Mats Ek: a concept of dance built around noble, sweeping gestures that at times harbour a disturbing beauty which renders the inner turmoil of the soul perceptible.

  • Opening
  • First part 55 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Second part 55 mn
  • End