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Sleeping Beauty

Tuesday December 14th 2021
8 pm | 1h15 without intermission

Cast

Corinne et Gilles Benizio, alias Shirley et Dino Direction and actors

Compagnie La Feuille d’automne

Philippe Lafeuille Choreography
Louis-Ferdinand Hérold Music

Orchestre national d'Île-de-France
Hervé Niquet Conductor

 

Presentation

Ballet-pantomime in four acts created at the Royal Academy of music in Paris in 1829.

Charles Perrault's famous fairy tale inspired the French composer Louis-Ferdinand Hérold (Beethoven’s exact contemporary) the music for a ballet for the Paris Opera in 1829. Sixty years later, Tchaikovsky wrote the music for a ballet based on the same tale for the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg: a performance that has remained a Russian legend with choreography by Petipa. But let's go back to the much less known French version...

It was a " fairytale ballet-pantomime ", i.e., a dance piece of vast proportions (four acts) in which the characters are embodied by star dancers. Unlike opera, no one sings: the story is told through the dancers’ gestures and face expressions (pantomime).

Hérold's music is no longer included in the concert repertoire: this is an injustice that Hervé Niquet wishes to repair by staying true to the original music and to the slightest indications in the score. On the other hand, the part danced and choreographed by Philippe Lafeuille is not concerned at all with historical truth. Created in 2011, his show plays with the argument in the style of a parody and turns the romantic ballet into a mischievous farce close to the comedians’ Shirley and Dino’s quirky and humorous style. 

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Photo gallery

©François Berthier

©François Berthier

©Eric Manas

©Eric Manas

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Prices

Catégorie 3

25€ to 30€
Web Carte CVS
25€
Web Tarif moins de 26 ans
25€
Web Tarif Plein
30€

Catégorie 2

42€ to 50€
Web Carte CVS
42€
Web Tarif moins de 26 ans
42€
Web Tarif Plein
50€

Catégorie 1

58€ to 70€
Web Carte CVS
58€
Web Tarif moins de 26 ans
58€
Web Tarif Plein
70€

Prestige

95€ to 110€
Web Carte CVS
95€
Web Tarif moins de 26 ans
95€
Web Tarif Plein
110€

Prestige VIP

130€
Web Tarif Plein
130€

PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY: Best seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

PRESTIGE CATEGORY: Excellent seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

REDUCED RATE applicable to under 26s, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders, the Cercle of Rameau members and groups of more than 10 people (excluding special company offer).

To ensure the best welcome possible, people with limited mobility are advised to book their seats by telephone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89.

In case of any technical problem, the box office service remain available to complete your order by phone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 (Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm) or in our box office-shop (3 bis rue des Réservoirs, 78000 Versailles ; Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm, and on Saturdays with concerts or shows except during the Musical Fountains Shows, from 2pm to 5pm).

 

Entrance and placement conditions will be adapted according to the health protocol enforced.
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