87, 70, 54, 30, 11, 6 €

Ballets de Noverre

Renaud et Armide Médée et Jason

December 21 to 23, 2012

87, 70, 54, 30, 11, 6 € Price
Ballet de Noverre
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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 

Médée et Jason © Pierre Grosbois

Médée et Jason © Pierre Grosbois

Médée et Jason © Pierre Grosbois

Médée et Jason © Pierre Grosbois

Médée et Jason © Pierre Grosbois

Médée et Jason © Pierre Grosbois

Renaud et Armide © Pierre Grosbois

Renaud et Armide © Pierre Grosbois

Renaud et Armide © Pierre Grosbois

Renaud et Armide © Pierre Grosbois

Renaud et Armide © Pierre Grosbois

Renaud et Armide © Pierre Grosbois

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. 

Music direction, Hervé Niquet • Choregraphy, Marie-Geneviève Massé • Staging, Vincent Tavernier • With Sabine Novel, Noah Hellwig La Chevalier, Olivier Collin, Bruno Benne, Sarah Berreby, Adrian Navarro, Émilie Brégougnon, Daniel Housset • Ballet, Compagnie de danse baroque l'Éventail • Orchestra, Le Concert Spirituel

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Friday, December 21, 2012 - 8:00pm

Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 8:00pm

Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 3:00pm

2:00 - Salle Favart

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Cast

Music direction
Hervé Niquet
Choregraphy
Marie-Geneviève Massé
Staging
Vincent Tavernier
Scenery
Antoine Fontaine
Costumes
Olivier Bériot
Lighting
Hervé Gary
Armide
Sabine Novel
Renaud
Noah Hellwig
Le 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 (les 13 et 15 décembre 2012 à l'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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