Paris Opéra Ballet

Celebrate dance with the Paris Opera Ballet

In Cinemas 10, 11, 12 & 15 Apr 2015
Conductor
Frederic Laroque (Etudes), Kevn Rhodes (Nutcracker)
Orchestra
Paris Opera Orchestra
Cast
Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet, and the students of the Dance School
Music
Carl Czerny (Etudes), Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (Nutcracker)
Choreography
Harold Lander (Etudes), Rudolf Nureyev (Nutcracker)
Duration
Approx. 2h40 incl interval
Premiere European cinema broadcast 18 Dec 2014

This Easter Holidays, join Paris Opera Ballet Director of Dance Brigitte Lefévre for a special three part cinema presentation:

-The Défilé (parade) of the Paris Opera Ballet is filmed for the first time. This 300-year tradition presents the entire company (154 Paris Opera Ballet dancers, and 100 or so pupils from the Ballet School) under full stage conditions and is an amazing spectacle.

-For Etudes, a dance class is transposed to the stage in a ballet that showcases the purity, rigour and exactness of classical technique.

-The Nutcracker is Tchaikovsky’s journey to a dreamlike world of whirling snowflakes, myriad flowers and dancing sugar plum fairies, and one of his most fabulous masterpieces.

A must-see for dance beginners, enthusiasts and aficionados alike.

Paris Opéra Ballet

The Paris Opéra Ballet, rich in historical tradition, stages some 180 performances per season in Paris, the French regions and abroad. Over the years it has played host to many of the world’s greatest choreographers: George Balanchine, Serge Lifar, Rudolf Nureyev, Roland Petit, Maurice Béjart, and of course Pina Bausch.

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