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Cinéspectacle presents: George Balanchine







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Young adults

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Cinéma du Musée


In Person

Sunday 30 : 10:00 am

Sunday April 30, 2023 at 10:00 am

Original French version.

Ballet George Balanchine
Music George Gershwin, Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovski
Music direction Mikhail Agrest

Les Étoiles, les Premières Danseuses, les Premiers Danseurs et le Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra

Created in 1970 by the New York City Ballet, Who cares? is a suite of dances to songs by George and Ira Gershwin - including the “classic” that gives the piece its name and I Got Rhythm - against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. Who cares? combines an ensemble of dancers in various formations, followed by four soloists. All come together in a playful finale in which Balanchine wanted to show the musical genius and melodic beauty of Gershwin’s compositions through classical dance. A tribute to the grandeur of Imperial Russia, Ballet Impérial was created in 1941 by the American Ballet Caravan to Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto. A work in which George Balanchine brilliantly celebrates the technical virtuosity of academic ballet in the style of Petipa - his “spiritual father” - and the great St Petersburg tradition.

Artistic team

New to the repertoire

Ballet impérial
Music / Piotr Ilyitch Tchaïkovski
Concerto pour piano n° 2 en sol majeur,
op. 44

Who Cares?
Music / George Gershwin
Adaptation and orchestration / Hershy Kay
Sets / Jo Mielziner
Costumes / Xavier Ronze

Choregraphies / George Balanchine
Lighting design / Mark Stanley

Musical direction / Mikhail Agrest
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris

Les Étoiles, les Premières Danseuses, les Premiers Danseurs et le Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra

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