Join the étoiles, principal dancers, corps de ballet, and students of the Opéra national de Paris for an evening at the ballet! They perform an enchanting selection choreographies by Harald Lander, Jacques Garnier, and Ivan Clustine to music by Berlioz, Czerny, Garnier, and Chopin.
They begin with the famous “Grand Défilé", a grand parade of the entire corps de ballet of the Paris Opera that is performed only at special occasions. The current version set to the “Marche” from Hector Berlioz’s opera Les Troyens was first presented on November 8, 1946. Next come Danish dancer and choreographer Harald Lander’s one-act ballet Études. Set to music by Carl Czerny and orchestrated by Knudage Riisager, the choreography was conceived as an homage to classical ballet training and technique, and incorporates everything from traditional ballet exercises at the barre to astonishing displays of beauty and virtuosity. Jacques Garnier’s 1979/1980 Aunis follows, a work inspired the choreographer’s childhood memories of his native La Rochelle and the region’s traditional music. The evening closes with Ivan Clustine’s 1913 Suite de Danses to music by Chopin.
Photo © E. Bauer
Amandine Albisson, Mathieu Ganio, François Alu – Corps de Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris
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