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Malandain Ballet Biarritz: Marie-Antoinette

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From 4th to 7th of June 2020
1h30 without intermission

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INFO COVID-19: MALANDAIN BALLET BIARRITZ: MARIE-ANTOINETTE, initially scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 4, 5, 6, and 7, 2020, is postponed to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday December 29, 30 and 31, 2020 (you'll be recontacted to choose a specific date)

Creation 2019
Ballet for 22 dancers

Thierry Malandain Choregraphy
Joseph Haydn, Christoph Willibald Gluck Music
Jorge Gallardo Stage sets and costumes
François Menou Light design
Véronique Murat assisted by Charlotte Margnoux Réalisation costumes
Nicolas Dupéroir Sound creation 
Frédéric Vadé Set production
Annie Onchalo Props master
Charlotte Margnoux Headpiece maker

Presentation

INFO COVID-19: MALANDAIN BALLET BIARRITZ: MARIE-ANTOINETTE, initially scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 4, 5, 6, and 7, 2020, is postponed to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday December 29, 30 and 31, 2020 (you'll be recontacted to choose a specific date)

After Cinderella (2013) and The Beauty and the Beast (2015), also created for the Royal Opera of Versailles, Thierry Malandain will stage another figure of the collective imaginary, sometimes presented in a caricatural way as “The Austrian woman” or “Mrs Deficit”.

However, rather than balls, receptions and jewellery, her taste for the arts, theatre, music and dance is less well known. Marie-Antoinette had staff dedicated to the organisation of her entertainment, but she took care personally of court spectacles and was also involved in Paris ones. She was the protector of many artists, notably Christoph Willibald Gluck, her music teacher in Vienna, and called to Paris the choreographer Jean-Georges Noverre – considered as the founder of modern ballet – who was appointed Maître de Ballet at the opera in 1775. She sang, played the harpsichord and harp and sometimes acted, with a preference for plays with ariettas. But the role of her life was that of Dauphine and then Queen of France, between etiquette, idleness, frivolity and intrigues.

From this highly theatrical material, Thierry Malandain will pursue his exploration of the favourite themes of his repertoire


Coproduction Opéra Royal / Château de Versailles Spectacles, Orchestre Symphonique d'Euskadi de Donostia / San Sebastián, Donostia Kultura - Victoria Eugenia Antzokia de Donostia / San Sebastián - Ballet T, Music Hall Antwerpen, Opéra de Saint-Etienne, Opéra de Reims, CCN Malandain Ballet Biarritz. 
Partners: Escenario Clece / Teatros del Canal - Madrid (Espagne), Teatro de la Maestranza y salas del Arenal de Séville (Espagne), Théâtre de Cusset-Conventioned scene Arts du Cirque et Danse / Opéra de Vichy.

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Malandain Ballet Biarritz
Marie-Antoinette

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Marie-Antoinette © Olivier Houeix

Marie-Antoinette © Olivier Houeix

Marie-Antoinette © Olivier Houeix

Marie-Antoinette © Olivier Houeix

Marie-Antoinette © Olivier Houeix

Marie-Antoinette © Olivier Houeix

Marie-Antoinette © Olivier Houeix

Marie-Antoinette © Olivier Houeix

Marie-Antoinette © Olivier Houeix

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