Four contemporary choreographers from diverse backgrounds come together to create distinctly original works for the Paris Opera's resident dance company, leading the dancers to a new form of modernity where bodies vibrate with intensity.
Swiss-born James Thierrée takes over the Palais Garnier's public areas and introduces us to his dream-like world in Frôlons. Israel's Hofesh Shechter, often lauded for his trance-evoking dances, offers a new version of his piece The Art of Not Looking Back. Spain's Iván Pérez occupies the stage of the Opera for the first time with The Male Dancer, a breath-taking creation for ten male dancers. Canada's Crystal Pite returns with The Seasons' Canon, a dazzling creation that thrilled audiences at the Palais Garnier in 2016.
When i choreograph, it is the very act of creating and observing that connects me most deeply with the natural world, with the brutality and beauty it contains.
Coffee, tea, and cookies will be served during the intermission.
3 hours 20 minutes including 1 intermission
Captured live during the 17/18 season
Creation in public spaces
Choreography, original music, scenography and costume design: James Thierrée
Lighting design: Cécile Giovansili Vessière
The Art of Not Looking Back
Choreography: Hofesh Shechter
Music: Hofesh Shechter, John Zorn, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Nitin Sawhney
Costume design: Becs Andrews
Lighting design: Lee Curran
The Male Dancer
Choreography: Iván Pérez
Music: Arvo Pärt (Stabat Mater, 1985)
Costume design: Alejandro Gomez Palomo
Lighting design & scenography: Tanja Rühl
The Seasons' Canon
Choreography: Crystal Pite
Music: Max Richter (Recomposed: Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, 2012)
Set design: Jay Gower Taylor
Costume design: Nancy Briant
Lighting design: Tom Visser
Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet of The Paris Opera
Film director: Cédric Klapisch
Cinema distribution: FRA Cinéma