Premiered at the Cannes Festival of Dance on 25th November 2023
Ballet for 22 dancers
Orchestre de l’Opéra Royal
Under the patronage of Aline Foriel-Destezet
Stefan Plewniak Conductor
Thierry Malandain Choreography
Antonio Vivaldi et Giovanni Antonio Guido Music
François Menou Lights
Jorge Gallardo Costumes
Véronique Murat et Charlotte Margnoux Costumes design
Richard Coudray, Giuseppe Chiavaro et Frederik Deberdt Ballet Masters
For his new creation, Thierry Malandain brings together Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Four Seasons composed by Giovanni Antonio Guido, in the same programme. Bringing these two compositions together in the same programme is a bold gamble: other than the fact that the pieces are contemporaries that both celebrate nature, they are very different.
This new creation by the Biarritz-based choreographer will be just as exciting to follow, given his meticulous respect for the integrity of a score and the assertive musicality of his writing. For Malandain, The Four Seasons is the logical next stage in the journey already embarked upon with his previous ballets based on humanity’s relationships with nature and the living world.
This will be his fourth commission from the Opéra Royal – which has co-produced the piece – after Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Marie-Antoinette. Prepare for an explosive fusion of dance and music!
Coproduction Royal Opera / Palace of Versailles Shows, Festival de Danse de Cannes - Côte d’Azur France, Teatro Victoria Eugenia - Ballet T - Ville de Donostia San Sebastián, Opéra de Saint-Etienne, Theater Bonn – Allemagne, CCN Malandain Ballet Biarritz.
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