Ballets de Nouverre


Ballets de Nouverre

Renaud et Armide Médée et Jason

BALLETS D'ACTION, plots by Jean-Georges Noverre, Music by Jean-Joseph Rodolphe.
Premiered in Versailles et Milan, 1775. 

Presentation of the work by par Agnès Terrier 40 minutes prior to each performance 

Music direction, Hervé Niquet
Choreography, Marie-Geneviève Massé
Scenery, Antoine Fontaine

Sabine NovelNoah Hellwig La ChevalierOlivier CollinBruno Benne
Sarah Berreby, Adrian NavarroÉmilie BrégougnonDaniel Housset

Ballet, Compagnie de danse baroque l'Éventail
Orchestra, Le Concert Spirituel


The art of pantomime in the Age of Enlightenment

In the middle of the 18th century the brilliant dancer Jean-Georges Noverre started out as a choreographer within the troupe of the Opéra Comique. There, by mixing with singers-actors who favored truth of expression in a new dramatic art form, he developed pantomime dance which he then promoted throughout Western Europe.

Liberating ballet from opera, his choreographies eventually enabled the art of movement to express itself, embracing even tragic subjects. The throes of heroines such as Medea and Armide, betrayed by their respective lovers and driven to the most horrifying vengeance, engaged the performer's whole body. With these ballets d'action, the “Shakespeare of dance,” as he was called by the actor Garrick, paved the way for the blooming of Romantic ballet. The Opéra Comique revives a forgotten chapter of our ballet history as well as two scores that contributed to the success of a novel genre. 

Performance duration 2h with an interval

With the support of:

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Music direction, Hervé Niquet
Choreography, Marie-Geneviève Massé
Stage direction, Vincent Tavernier
Scenery, Antoine Fontaine
Costumes, Olivier Bériot
Lighting, Hervé Gary

Armide, Sabine Novel
Renaud, Noah Hellwig
La Chevalier danois, Olivier Collin
Ubalde, Bruno Benne
Médée, Sarah Berreby
Jason, Adrian Navarro
Céüse, Émilie Brégougnon
Créon, Daniel Housset

Ballet, Compagnie de danse baroque l'Éventail
Orchestra, Le Concert Spirituel

Production, Centre de musique baroque de Versailles (on the 13 and 15 december 2012 at the Opéra Royal)
Co-production, Opéra Comique, Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française 

Partitions réalisées par le Centre de musique baroque de Versailles



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