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ballet Le Ballet Royal de la Nuit, Divertissement for the Young Sun King Francesca Lattuada (stage director), Sébastien Daucé (music direction) – Lucile Richardot, Violaine Le Chenadec, Caroline Weynants...

Francesca Lattuada (stage director), Sébastien Daucé (music direction) – Lucile Richardot, Violaine Le Chenadec, Caroline Weynants...

Le Ballet Royal de la Nuit, Divertissement for the Young Sun King Francesca Lattuada (stage director), Sébastien Daucé (music direction) – Lucile Richardot, Violaine Le Chenadec, Caroline Weynants...

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Beginning at age 7, Louis XIV began studying dance with the best dancing masters in all of France, and soon became high-skilled in the art. In 1653, the Crown triumphantly defeats the Fronde movement and the following year Louis is crowned King of France and Navarre in Reims. Dating from the same time period, this celebratory ballet royal tells the story of Day triumphing over Night (Light over Darkness, Good over Evil), and appropriately places the Sun King—at the time aged 15—in a starring role, personifying a series of character-metaphors: an “Heure”, a “Curieux”, an “Ardent”, a “Furieux” and finally the Dawn himself, who frightens away the stars. The divertissement’s 45 entrées—brilliantly set off by Torelli’s sets and new-fangled stage machines—were performed in the hall of the Petit-Bourbon palace by some of the greatest dancers of the age for an audience that included the Queen, the court, and her faithful councilor Mazarin. 

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Cast

  • Francesca Lattuada | Choreographer, Stage director, Set designer, Costume designer
  • Olivier Charpentier | Costume designer
  • Ateliers MBV Bruno Fatalot | Costume Creation
  • Bruno Fatalot | Costume Collaboration
  • Christian Dubet | Lighting designer
  • Catherine Saint-Sever | Wig and Makeup Designer
  • Aitor Ibañez | Video designer
  • Lucile Richardot | Night, Italian Venus
  • Violaine Le Chenadec | An Hour, Cynthia, A French Grace
  • Caroline Weynants | Eurydice, A French Grace
  • Ilektra Platiopoulou | Juno
  • Caroline Dangin-Bardot | Venus, Silence
  • Judith Fa | Pasithea, Mnemosyne
  • Deborah Cachet | The Moon, Dejanira, A French Grace, Bellezza
  • David Tricou | Apollo, Aurora
  • Davy Cornillot | Endymion
  • Etienne Bazola | Sleep
  • Renaud Bres | Hercules
  • Nicolas Brooymans | Grand Sacrificer
  • Ensemble Correspondances | Chorus and Orchestra
  • Sébastien Daucé | Conductor (Musical Reconstitution)

Program

  • Isaac de Benserade / Jean de Cambefort / Louis Constantin / Luigi Rossi / Francesco Cavalli / Antoine Boësset / Michel Lambert, Le Ballet Royal de la nuit, Grand Ballet
    • I. First Part
    • II. Second Part
    • III. Third Part
    • IV. Fourth Part

Details

  • Directed by:
    • François-René Martin
  • Venue: Théâtre de Caen (Caen, France)
  • Production date: 2017
  • Duration: 1 h 50 min
  • Production: © CLC Productions, Théâtre de Caen, Radio France
  • Available subtitle(s) : FR
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