Ballet 2011: Les Enfants du Paradis (Ballet l'Opera de national de Paris)

Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise)

By José Martinez

SATURDAY 6 AUGUST and SUNDAY 7 AUGUST (Additional screenings at select cinemas)

Download the pdf cast sheet here

Participating cinemas

Running time: Two acts, approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes

Performed by l’Opéra national de Paris

Choreography: José Martinez, adapted from the version by François Roussillon (Opéra national de Paris, 2008) Performers: Les Étoiles, les Premiers Danseurs and the Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris Music: Marc-Olivier Dupin, performed by Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris, conducted by Jean-François Verdier Set design: Ezio Toffolutti Costumes: Agnès Letestu Lighting: André Diot

Drawing on Jacques Prévert's scenario for Marcel Carné's film of the same name, dancer Étoile José Martinez brings to life a long-gone Paris, that of the "Boulevard du Crime" in the first half of the 19th century. With set design suggesting a movie set, the mime Baptiste unreels the thread of his memories revealing a world of magic and mystery where real life and the stage are closely interlinked. IMAGES

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