At the beginning of the last century, Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes shook conventions and threw open the door to modernity, initiating a collaboration between painters, musicians and choreographers of the avant garde. The artistic elite of the era was brought together under one breathtaking playbill: Debussy, Stravinsky, Falla, Picasso, Bakst, Massine, Nijinsky, Fokine…Here, the heady romanticism of The Spectre of the Rose, the unbridled eroticism of The Afternoon of a Faun, the tragic festivities of Petrouchka and the subtle Spanish flavour of The Three-Cornered Hat. Four essential works – performed in their unsurpassable original choreography.
Conductor: Vello Pähn
Orchestra: Orchestre de l’Opera national de Paris
Cast: Émilie Cozette, Marie-Agnès Gillot, Mathias Heymann, Benjamin Pech, Clairemarie Osta
Music: Carl Maria von Weber, Claude Debussy, Manuel de Falla, Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: Mikhaïl Fokine, Vaslav Nijinski, Léonide Massine
Designs: Léon Bakst, Pablo Picasso, Alexandre Benois
Premiere European cinema broadcast 14 January 2016 and screened at Riverside.
Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Palace Films
Download a PDF version of the Ballets Russes cast sheet here: Ballets Russes Cast Sheet
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Dates & Times:
Sunday 13 March 1pm