George Balanchine - Ballet - Season 22/23 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

  • Ballet

    George Balanchine

    Palais Garnier - from 06 February to 10 March 2023

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George Balanchine

Palais Garnier - from 06 February to 10 March 2023

George Balanchine


Palais Garnier - from 06 February to 10 March 2023

1h45 with 1 interval

  • Pre‑opening for the young : 6 Feb. 2023

    Opening night : 8 fév. 2023


In few words:

Created in 1970 by the New York City Ballet, Who cares? is a suite of dances to songs by George and Ira Gershwin – including the “classic” that gives the piece its name and I Got Rhythm – against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. Who cares? combines an ensemble of dancers in various formations, followed by four soloists. All come together in a playful finale in which Balanchine wanted to show the ’musical genius and melodic beauty of Gershwin’s compositions through classical dance’. of Gershwin’s compositions through classical dance’. A tribute to the grandeur of Imperial Russia, Ballet Impérial was created in 1941 by the American Ballet Caravan to Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto. A work in which George Balanchine brilliantly celebrates the technical virtuosity of academic ballet in the style of Petipa – his “spiritual father” – and the great St Petersburg tradition.

  • Opening
  • First part 40 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Second part 45 mn
  • End

Choreographer: George Balanchine

9 min


Choreographer: George Balanchine
  • Ballet Impérial

    • Conductor :

      Mikhaïl Agrest

    Who Cares ?

    • Conductor :

      Mikhaïl Agrest

    • Adaptation and orchestration :

      Hersy Kay

    • Set design :

      Jo Mielziner

    • Costume design :

      Xavier Ronze

    • Lighting design :

      Mark Stanley


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  • Parking

    You can park your car at the Q-Park Edouard VII. It is located at Rue Bruno Coquatrix 75009 Paris (in front of 23 Rue de Caumartin).


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