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Dance on Screen:Balanchine | Millepied by Paris Opera Ballet


Fri Apr 17 2015, 8:00pm
Sat Apr 18 2015, 8:00pm

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: R16

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  • Standard: $22.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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"...the Paris Opera Ballet at its best." The New York Times

This encounter between two great French composers and two choreographers from the New York City Ballet, its founder George Balanchine and former student Benjamin Millepied, highlights the similarities and dissonances between them. In 1947, George Balanchine-whose name is synonymous with neoclassical ballet- paid tribute to the Paris Opera Ballet and the French tradition with his first production for the company, Le Palais de Cristal, which he choreographed to Georges Bizet's Symphony in C. Characterised by its architectural design and sense of dialogue with the music, this ballet is a model of academic virtuosity, given new shape and form by costume designer Christian Lacroix, an artisan of light and colour. Benjamin Millepied's third creation for the Paris Opera Ballet, in collaboration with conceptual artist Daniel Buren, revisits the myth of Daphnis and Chloé. In the tradition of Balanchine, Millepied's contemporary interpretation draws inspiration from the rhythms and colours of Ravel's "choreographic symphony" for chorus and orchestra.

Philippe Jordan conducts these masterpieces of French music.

Presented by Brigitte Lefèvre, Director of Dance - Paris Opera

This double bill is part of a series of Paris Opera Ballet screenings showcasing different ballet styles through the periods.