Daphnis and Chloe

By In Ballet 1 hout 17 min

After taking a break from choreographing outside his own company, renowned Choreographer has created an innovative pastoral double bill for the , featuring the world premiere of his work Daphnis et Chloé.

Beginning with Debussy's famous symphonic poem, l'après-midi d'un faune, Malandain has returned to his neoclassical roots, creating a tranquil yet humorous, pastoral scene featuring soloist Philippe Solano.

This is followed by his impressionistic interpretation of Ravel's 1912 symphony with choir, Daphnis et Chloé. Originally created for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Malandain has reinvented this pastoral myth of innocence and love infusing it with his signature precision and whimsy.

This world premiere brings together the vital forces of the Capitole: the Ballet, the Chorus and the Orchestra under the direction of Maxime Pascal.