The Russian Ballets

an ongoing revolution duets, performances, creations

By In Dance

Twentieth-century classics and figures of Les Ballets Russes were the inspiration for this spectacular showcase event, which sees artists from diverse dance backgrounds take a leap in an exciting new direction with original interpretations of legendary ballets The Firebird, The Dying Swan and The Faun.

The Ballets Russes and its legendary dancer Nijinksi are at the heart – and somewhat by chance – of this fall’s dance programming. The Fondation Louis Vuitton dedicated a program to Diaghilev’s troupe, Les Ballets Russes: an ongoing revolution. The poster is luxurious (Marie-Agnès Gillot, , Friedemann Vogel, ) wanting to show these ballets through the eyes of the great performers and choreographers of today. A consistent and charming result, even if the result sometimes surfs a little more on the trend than the depth.

Screening of the film Les Ballets Russes de Nijinksy
Directed and produced by Christian Comte

Lil Buck
The Dying Swan

Daisy Phillips and James O’Hara
Faun, duet by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Lil Buck
Original work

Marie-Agnès Gillot and Friedemann Vogel
The Fire bird, a reinterpretation for Fondation Vuitton by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Lil Buck
American dancer Lil Buck made his debut on the Parisian stage with an interpretation of The Dying Swan and presented an original work for FLV on Petruchka.

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Marie-Agnès Gillot, principal dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet, and Friedemann Vogel, principal dancer of the Stuttgart Ballet, performed an original duet, an extract from The Firebird choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Faun
Daisy Phillips and James O’Hara delivered a dazzling revival of this duet choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.


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