Ballet season 2011: La Dame Aux Camelias (Ballet l’Opera de national de Paris)

La Dame Aux Camélias (The Lady of the Camelias)

By John Neumeier

SATURDAY 11 DECEMBER and SUNDAY 12  DECEMBER (Additional screenings at select cinemas)

Participating cinemas

This performance includes one prologue and three acts, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas fils

La Dame Aux Camelias/ The Lady of the Camelias is a co-production with L’Opéra national de Paris, LGM, with the participation of Francetélévisions and the support of the CNC. Production by Thomas Grimm.

John Neumeier’s subtle rereading of Alexandre Dumas fils’ novel paints a masterly portrait of a society ready to sacrifice its passions on the altar of social respectability. But beyond these façades, it is above all a young woman’s drama of love that he sets to dance, a drama that, propelled by movement, becomes a true inner journey through time and space.

Choreography: John Neumeier

Étoiles: Agnès Letestu, Dorothée Gilbert, Delphine Moussin, José Martinez and the Premier Danseur Stéphane Buillon. With the Premiers Danseurs and the Corps de ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris.

Music: Frédéric Chopin, performed by the Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris, conducted by Michael Michael Schmidtsdorff. Featuring Emmanuel Strosser and Frédéric Vaysse-Knitter on piano.

Set design: Jürgen Rose

Lighting: Rolf Warter

Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes