AROP evening — Ballet

Body and Soul

02 Feb. 2022

  • 1h40 with 1 intermission
  • Palais Garnier
  • Cocktail attire

Body and Soul

Production de 2020 - Crystal Pite

  • Music

    Owen Belton

  • Choreography

    Crystal Pite

  • Musiques additionnelles

    Frédéric Chopin

  • Musiques additionnelles

    Teddy Geiger

  • Voice

    Marina Hands

  • Scenography

    Jay Gower Taylor

  • Costume design

    Nancy Bryant

  • Lighting design

    Tom Visser

Guided by a strange voice under the flickering light of a flush-fitting ceiling lamp, two men observe one another and then confront each other. This duo soon becomes a crowd, a swell, which comes alive to the rhythm of Chopin’s preludes. Crystal Pite’s second creation for the Paris Opera Ballet, Body and Soul serves up waves of words and gestures which form the material for a secret narrative. Through the movement of the dancers, the words of a woman never cease to manifest themselves, like a duet between body and soul. Exploring the theme of mourning and bereavement, the Canadian choreographer presents the conflicting urges and impulses that challenge the unity of each of us. In a mysterious twilight awash with sound effects, this dramatically powerful three-act ballet progresses, not without humour, towards an exuberant and stimulating finale.

Les Étoiles, les Premiers Danseurs et le Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra

Body and Soul

Production de 2020 - Crystal Pite

  • Femmes

    Léonore Baulac

  • Alice Renavand

  • Marion Barbeau

  • Héloïse Bourdon

  • Hannah O'Neill

  • Silvia Saint-Martin

  • Hommes

    Hugo Marchand

  • François Alu

  • Marc Moreau

  • 20:00

    First part

  • 20:50

    Second part

  • 21:40

    End of the performance

  • 21:45


Body and Soul (saison 21/22)

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