Ballet

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Jiří Kylián Evening

Palais Garnier

from 08 to 31 December 2023

2h05 with 2 intervals

Jiří Kylián Evening

Palais Garnier - from 08 to 31 December 2023

Synopsis

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Filled with eerie images on the border of reality and dream, Jiří Kylián's work blends oneirism and wry humour. Set to music by John Cage and Anton Webern, Stepping Stones pays tribute to the memory and heritage of dance. On stage, Egyptian cats are the guardians of tradition. Three new pieces by Kylián enter the Ballet's repertoire this season. Petite Mort poetically explores the double theme of death: the lesser one symbolising orgasm and the greater one that brings life to a close. Pas de deux and swordplay alternate against a backdrop of Mozart concertos. Sechs Tänze extends the Mozartian universe and caricatures it in a series of dances with a quirky sense of humour, while Gods and Dogs explores the borderline between normality and madness: when dogs become gods and vice versa. In a midnight blue light, the dancers perform in front of delicate strings that recall those of a Beethoven quartet.

Duration : 2h05 with 2 intervals

  • Opening

  • First part 25 min

  • Intermission 20 min

  • Second part 25 min

  • Intermission 20 min

  • Third part 35 min

  • End

Artists

New to the repertoire

Creative team

Cast

  • Thursday 07 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Friday 08 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Saturday 09 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Monday 11 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Tuesday 12 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Friday 15 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Saturday 16 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Sunday 17 December 2023 at 14:30
  • Tuesday 19 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Wednesday 20 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Thursday 21 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Friday 22 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Saturday 23 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Saturday 23 December 2023 at 14:30
  • Monday 25 December 2023 at 14:30
  • Tuesday 26 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Thursday 28 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Friday 29 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Saturday 30 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Saturday 30 December 2023 at 14:30
  • Sunday 31 December 2023 at 20:00

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Creative team

Cast

  • Thursday 07 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Friday 08 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Saturday 09 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Monday 11 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Tuesday 12 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Friday 15 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Saturday 16 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Sunday 17 December 2023 at 14:30
  • Tuesday 19 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Wednesday 20 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Thursday 21 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Friday 22 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Saturday 23 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Saturday 23 December 2023 at 14:30
  • Monday 25 December 2023 at 14:30
  • Tuesday 26 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Thursday 28 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Friday 29 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Saturday 30 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Saturday 30 December 2023 at 14:30
  • Sunday 31 December 2023 at 20:00

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

New to the repertoire


Creative team

Cast

  • Thursday 07 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Friday 08 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Saturday 09 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Monday 11 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Tuesday 12 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Friday 15 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Saturday 16 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Sunday 17 December 2023 at 14:30
  • Tuesday 19 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Wednesday 20 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Thursday 21 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Friday 22 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Saturday 23 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Saturday 23 December 2023 at 14:30
  • Monday 25 December 2023 at 14:30
  • Tuesday 26 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Thursday 28 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Friday 29 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Saturday 30 December 2023 at 20:00
  • Saturday 30 December 2023 at 14:30
  • Sunday 31 December 2023 at 20:00

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

Latest update 07 December 2023, cast is likely to change.

New to the repertoire


Creative team

The Étoiles, the Premières Danseuses, the Premiers Danseurs and the Paris Opera Corps de Ballet
Recorded music

With the exceptional support of Aline Foriel-Destezet

Media

[TRAILER] Jiří Kylián
[TRAILER] Jiří Kylián
  • From the animal to the spiritual: Loup Marcault-Derouard rehearses Gods and Dogs

    From the animal to the spiritual: Loup Marcault-Derouard rehearses Gods and Dogs

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From the animal to the spiritual: Loup Marcault-Derouard rehearses Gods and Dogs

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6:13 min

From the animal to the spiritual: Loup Marcault-Derouard rehearses Gods and Dogs

By Antony Desvaux

On the occasion of the Jiří Kylián show presented in December 2023 at the Opéra national de Paris, the ballet Gods and Dogs enters the Company's repertoire. Loup Marcault-Derouard recounts the journey of initiation offered by this piece, which follows the path of a man oscillating between animal and spiritual dimensions.

The dancer explains the dramaturgy of the piece, which takes place in a dark atmosphere by candlelight. Lastly, he discusses the choreographer's language, which is by turns lyrical and rough, and the work done in the studio to give shape to the aesthetic of the piece.  

  • [EXTRAIT] "Petite Mort" by Jiří Kylián (Valentine Colasante & Jack Gasztowtt)

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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    Reservation of drinks and light refreshments for the intervals is possible online up to 24 hours prior to your visit, or at the bars before each performance.

  • Restaurant

    CoCo is open every day from 12:00 pm to 2:00 am. More information on coco-paris.com or at +33 1 42 68 86 80 (reservations).

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    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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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 10:30 a.m. to 6 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
super alt text
super alt text
super alt text
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Imagined as benchmark, richly illustrated booklets, the programmes can be bought online, at the box offices, in our shops, and in the theatres hall on the evening of the performance.

BUY THE PROGRAM
  • Cloakrooms

    Free cloakrooms are at your disposal. The comprehensive list of prohibited items is available here.

  • Bars

    Reservation of drinks and light refreshments for the intervals is possible online up to 24 hours prior to your visit, or at the bars before each performance.

  • Restaurant

    CoCo is open every day from 12:00 pm to 2:00 am. More information on coco-paris.com or at +33 1 42 68 86 80 (reservations).

  • 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).

    BOOK YOUR PARKING PLACE.

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 10:30 a.m. to 6 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

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