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Caligula

A choreography by Nicolas Le Riche

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Ballet in 5 acts, Argument by Nicolas Le Riche and Guillaume Gallienne.

First performed in 2005, Caligula is Étoile Dancer Nicolas Le Riche's first choreography for the Paris Opera Ballet. Intrigued by the complex and troubling personality of the Roman emperor, the choreographer evokes the torments of a frail man capable of loving the moon and idolizing his horse, a man impassioned by theatre and constantly playing a role himself.

Constructed as a tragedy, the choreography follows the inexorable progression of this solitary hero towards death. Accompanied by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, which illustrates the irremediable passage of time, the dance, in all its depth and energy, translates the poetry and the violence inherent in a life consumed at lightning speed by excess.

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Broadcast date : Feb. 8, 2011, 5:30 p.m.

Nicolas Le Riche choreography
Guillaume Gallienne collaboration to the dramaturgy
Louis Dandrel electro-acoustic creations
Daniel Jeanneteau scenography
Olivier Bériot costumes
Dominique Bruguière lightings


Paris Opera Orchestra
Frédéric Laroque violin, conductor


Clairemarie Osta dancer
Stéphane Bullion dancer
Mathias Heymann dancer
Corps de Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris

Movie director : Philippe Béziat
Musical form : Ballet

Duration : 01 h 29 min
Location : Palais Garnier (Paris, France)
Production date : 2010
Production : An Idéale Audience Production, in coproduction with the Opéra national de Paris, and the participation of France Télévisions, CielEcran, Mezzo and MUSEEC/medici.tv



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