Béjart/Nijinski/Robbins/ Cherkaoui, Jalet at Opéra national de Paris - Opéra Bastille


5/2/2013 - 6/3/2013


Opéra national de Paris - Opéra Bastille

120 rue de Lyon
Paris,Île-de-France 75 012

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€10.00 - €92.00
Phone: 01 43 66 00 12

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For choreographers, ballet music has never ceased to be a source of inexhaustible inspiration offering a plethora of new readings and personal interpretations. If The Firebird, adapted from a traditional Russian tale, was initially written by Stravinsky for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, Maurice Béjart proposed a remarkable vision of Michel Fokine's libretto in 1970 and composed an impassioned work for the Opera Ballet that was an ode to life and all that is ideal. The ballet, drawing its inspiration from the theme of the Phenix, shines forth with powerful and fiery body movement. In 1912, Nijinsky seized on Mallarmé and Debussy's Faune for the theme of his first choreographic work. The unbridled eroticism of his ballet caused a scandal and catapulted dance into the modern era. Forty years later, without renouncing this heritage, Jerome Robbins offered another interpretation of the work, imagining a sensual and arousing pas de deux in the intimacy of a dance rehearsal studio. For their first production for the Opera Ballet, the visual artist Marina Abramovic and the choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet come to grips with one of the 20th century's most famous scores, Maurice Ravel’s Boléro.

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