Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June (Check with your local participating cinema for any additional screenings)
Performed by l’Opéra national de Paris Choreography and direction: Sasha Waltz (Opéra national de Paris, 2007) Music: Hector Berlioz Set design: Pia Maier-Schriever, Thomas Schenk and Sasha Waltz Costumes: Bernd Skodzig Lighting: David Finn With Etoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet With Paris Opera Orchestra, conducted by Vello Pähn
Symphonie Dramatique, Op. 17 (1839 Text by Emile Deschamps after William Shakespeare
The legend of the martyred lovers of Verona, immortalised by Shakespeare, is revisited for the Paris Opera Ballet by one of the key figures of contemporary dance, Sasha Waltz. To Berlioz’s dramatic symphony, combining music, song and dance, the choreographer evokes all the emotion inherent in this tragic love story.
Running time: 2 hours