Daphnis et Chloé

BalletGeorge Balanchine / Benjamin Millepied Evening

George Balanchine, Benjamin Millepied


  • Run time:1h45
  • Full HD:Full HD
  • Description

    Both similar and different, two French composers and two choreographers of the New York City Ballet – Georges Balanchine who founded it and Benjamin Millepied who was trained there- are the heart of this evening. Georges Balanchine set his first creation for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1947 to an early work by Bizet, Le Palais de cristal, as a tribute to the company and the French ballet tradition. A refine work intrinsically connected to music, this piece is a model of academic virtuosity, unfolding in the wonderful case designed by an artist of colours and lights, Christian Lacroix. With Daphnis and Chloe, Benjamin Millepied offered his third creation to the Paris Opera Ballet, reviving the myth with the help of his friend Daniel Buren. Inspired by Balanchine, the choreographer drew his inspiration on the rhythms and colours of a “chorographical symphony” by Ravel for orchestra and chorus. These masterpieces of French music are conducted by Philippe Jordan who accompanies, for the first time, the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet.

    Les Étoiles, les Premiers Danseurs et le Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris
    Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra national de Paris

    A co-production of the Paris Opera, Telmondis and Mezzo
    With the participation of France Télévisions - With the support of the Orange Foundation, patron of the Paris Opera's audiovisual broadcasts and with the assistance of the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée
    Director: François Goetghebeur


    Visuel ©Agathe Poupeney / OnP