Cultural ,  Dance ,  Opera at Versailles
Olivier Houeix
  • Malandain Ballet Biarritz: Beauty and the Beast

    Evenings for the Malandain Ballet Biarritz 20th anniversary

    Without going into all interpretations of the fairy tale, it can be read as a rite of passage aiming to resolve human duality: Beauty embodies the human soul and Beast human vital force and instincts.

    With Jean Cocteau, whose film was released in 1946, our eye is drawn to the representation of the artist’s inner devils through the dual nature of the Beast.

    Whatever the throes of human nature or the grief of lost oneness, the Beauty will marry the Beast, liberated from his inner devils, under bright sunshine, to the music of Tchaikovsky’s symphony.

    Coproduction: Opéra Royal / Château de Versailles Spectacles, Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2016, Opéra de Saint-Etienne, Ballet T - Teatro Victoria Eugenia Donostia / San Sebastián, CCN Malandain Ballet Biarritz

    Partners: Donostia / San Sebastián European Capital of Culture 2016, Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, Opéra de Reims, Teatro Mayor de Bogota, Fondazione Teatro Communale Città di Vicenza, Equilibre-Nuithonie-Fribourg, Théâtre Olympia d’Arcachon, Théâtre – Le Forum de Fréjus


    On Thursday 21 December at 7.30pm, share “15 minutes with” Thierry Malandain, about The Beauty and the Beast in the Grand Foyer of the Royal Opera.

    -Please show your ticket for the evening performance, subject to availability-

    Playlist #1 expresses all the range of Angelin Preljocaj choreographic language, his predilection for texts, his taste for the introspection of beings and the value of symbols.

    A pure concentrate of virtuoso dancing that plunges us into a state of grace or ecstatic contemplation. It is haute couture, custom made for the skin and flesh of the dancers who bring life to his inspiration. This programme develops a voyage through his work and through time.

    Marie Godfrin-Guidicelli

    Retour à Berratham (2015) 5 dancers / 2nd extract - 7 dancers
    Les Nuits (2013) 1st extract – solo /2nd extract – duo / 3rd extract – duo
    Suivront mille ans de calme (2010) extract – duo
    Spectral Evidence (2013) 1st extract – duo / 2nd extract – duo / 3rd extract – solo
    Le Parc (1994) extract – duo
    Paysage après la bataille (1997) extract – 5 dancers
    La Stravaganza (1997) extract – duo
    Blanche Neige (2008) extract – duo
    Roméo et Juliette (1996) 1st extract, duo – 2nd extract, duo
  • Spoken languages
    • English
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  • From December 23, 2017 to December 23, 2017
  • Standard rate - adult full price

    • Annual - 3rd category (Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility) : 30€ / 2nd category : 50€ / 1st category : 70€ / Prestige (glass of champagne + programme) : 110€ / Prestige VIP (glass of champagne + programme) : 130€

    From 30 € to 130 €
  • Reduce rate

    • Annual - 3rd category (Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility) : 25€ / 2nd category : 42€ / 1st category : 58€ / Prestige (glass of champagne + programme) : 95€ REDUCED RATE APPLICABLE TO : - under 26, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders and groups of more than 10 people - holders of the 2 day Chateau de Versailles passport. Reservation by telephone only at +33 (0) 130 837 889 or directly on site on the day of the event (subject to availability). Detailed conditions on the Chateau de Versailles internet site.

    From 25 € to 95 €
  • On December 23, 2017 from 16:00 at 17:20
  • * Duration 1h20 without intermission
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