Ballet season 2011: Caligula (Ballet l’Opera de national de Paris)


By Nicolas Le Riche

SATURDAY 5 MARCH and SUNDAY 6 MARCH (Additional screenings at select cinemas)

Participating cinemas

Running time: Five acts, approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes

Performed by l’Opéra national de Paris

Choreography: Nicolas Le Riche (Opéra national de Paris, 2005) Performers: Les Étoiles, the Premiers Danseurs and and the Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris Music: Antonio Vivaldi (The Four Seasons), electro-acoustic creation by Louis Dandrel. Performed by Orchestre ed l’Opéra national de Paris, with violin solo by the conductor Frédéric Laroque Set design: Daniel Jeanneteau Video design: Raymonde Couvreu Costumes: Olivier Bériot Lighting: Dominique Bruguière Dramaturgy: Guillaume Gallienne

Drawing his inspiration from the story of the Roman emperor who, in the collective imagination, embodies a man in the grips of megalomania, Nicolas Le Riche overturns clichés to embark upon an intimate exploration of a richer, more complex personality.