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Malandain Ballet Biarritz: The Seasons

Summary

Ballet
  • From Tuesday 14th to Sunday December 17th 2023
  • Royal Opera
  • 1h without intermission
Accueil Malandain Ballet Biarritz: The Seasons 2023

Cast

  • Orchestre de l’Opéra Royal
  • Under the high patronage of Aline Foriel-Destezet
  • Stefan Plewniak Conductor
  • Thierry Malandain Choerography
  • Antonio Vivaldi et Giovanni Antonio Guido Music
  • Jorge Gallardo Sets and costumes
  • François Menou Lighting
  • Véronique Murat et Charlotte Margnoux assistées d'Anaïs Abel Costumes design
  • Frédéric Vadé Sets design
  • Annie Onchalo Accessories design
  • Richard Coudray, Giuseppe Chiavaro et Frederik Deberdt Ballet masters

Presentation

For his new creation, Thierry Malandain brings together Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Four Seasons composed by Giovanni Antonio Guido, in the same programme. Bringing these two compositions together in the same programme is a bold gamble: other than the fact that the pieces are contemporaries that both celebrate nature, they are very different.

 

This new creation by the Biarritz-based choreographer will be just as exciting to follow, given his meticulous respect for the integrity of a score and the assertive musicality of his writing. For Malandain, The Four Seasons is the logical next stage in the journey already embarked upon with his previous ballets based on humanity’s relationships with nature and the living world.

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This will be his fourth commission from the Opéra Royal – which has co-produced the piece – after Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Marie-Antoinette. Prepare for an explosive fusion of dance and music!

 

Co-production by the Opéra Royal/Château de Versailles Spectacles, Cannes Dance Festival – Côte d’Azur France, Teatro Victoria Eugenia – Ballet T – City of Donostia San Sebastián, Opéra de Saint-Etienne, Theater Bonn – Germany, CCN Malandain Ballet Biarritz

 

 

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Programme

Premièred at the Cannes Festival of Dance on November 25th 2023

Ballet for 22 dancers

Video

The Royal Opera of the Château de Versailles

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