MARIE-ANTOINETTE


MARIE-ANTOINETTE

Malandain Ballet Biarritz
Commissioned by the Opéra Royal of Versailles
Choreopraphy Thierry Malandain
Music Joseph Haydn
Ballet masters Françoise Dubuc and Richard Coudray
Performers Giuditta Banchetti, Raphaël Canet, Clémence Chevillotte, Mickaël Conte, Jeshua Costa, Frederik Deberdt, Clara Forgues,
Loan Frantz, Michaël Garcia, Irma Hoffren, Cristiano La Bozzetta, Hugo Layer, Guillaume Lillo, Claire Lonchampt, Nuria Lopez Cortes,
Arnaud Mahouy, Alessia Peschiulli, Ismaël Turel Yague, Yui Uwaha, Patricia Velazquez, Allegra Vianello and Laurine Viel

Co-production Opéra Royal / Château de Versailles Spectacles, Orchestre Symphonique d'Euskadi de Donostia / San Sebastián, Donostia Kultura - Victoria Eugenia Antzokia de Donostia / San Sebastián - Ballet T, Music Hall Antwerpen, Opéra de Saint-Etienne, Opéra de Reims and CCN Malandain Ballet Biarritz
With the collaboration of Escenario Clece / Teatros del Canal - Madrid (Spain), Teatro de la Maestranza y salas del Arenal de Séville (Spain) and
Théâtre de Cusset - Scène conventionnée Arts du Cirque et Danse / Opéra de Vichy


1.20 h (w/out intermission)  Neoclassical dance
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Photo ©Houeix-Yocom  ©Olivier Houeix

Thierry Malandain brings on stage a character that belongs to collective imagination, at times in the form of a caricature. Marie Antoinette’s passion for the arts, theatre, music and ballet is less known that her love of parties, dancing and adornment. She was the patron of many artists, liked to sing, played the spinet and the harp and participated in various comedies. But the role of her life was undoubtedly that of heiress, and later Queen of France.

Thierry Malandain’s idea of dance is absolutely personal. Author of more than 80 choreographies, he continues to create a coherent repertoire in which the priority is the dancing body, its power, its virtuosity, its humanity and its sensuality. Since 1998 he has been at the head of a group of performers who have a perfect command of classic ballet, but whose expression is contemporary.

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