FUSAC and Le Théâtre des Champs Elysées present 2 great North American dance companies coming to Paris this fall! Discount tickets are available.
At the end of this month, Benjamin Millepied returns to Paris with his L.A. Dance Project company and an evening very appropriately Made in L.A.
L.A. Dance Project presents an evening of four choreographies at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, in the field of TranscenDanses. This program includes two creations from outstanding L.A. based choreographers, a revival of Kineasonata by Bella Lewitzky, and the return of Benjamin Millepied’s Hearts & Arrows. Choreographers Madeline Hollander and Jacob Jonas will both present new works commissioned for Generation LA, a festival of new dance works created for and performed by L.A. Dance Project. Madeline Hollander is a choreographer at the forefront of interdisciplinary collaboration. Her work was been featured in projects such as Director Jordan Peele’s most recent feature film Us and artist Urs Fischer’s robotic ballet entitled Chairs. Choreographer Jacob Jonas will present a new choreography set to the rich orchestration of Mexican-American percussionist Antonio Sánchez. In addition, L.A. Dance Project is thrilled to present the revival of Kinaesonata, a choreography from 1970 by dance-pioneer and legend Bella Lewitzky. The revival of is accompanied by a newly commissioned sets and costumes from celebrated visual artist Charles Gaines. Also on the program is Benjamin Millepied’s critically acclaimed choreography Hearts & Arrows, an intricate dance set to the rousing String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima) by composer Philip Glass.
Dates are : October 31st, November 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Tickets start at only 15 euros until 110 euros. Fusac readers can enjoy 15% off their ticket with the code TCELADP. You can book via : https://billetterie.theatrechampselysees.fr/selection/event/date?productId=101450785331
The Second North American dance performance is in December, Dance Me is coming to Paris with BJM Dance Montréal. It is a moving and powerful tribute to fellow Canadian Leonard Cohen.
Dance Me, a show which draws its inspiration from the music of singer-songwriter and Montreal native Leonard Cohen, unveils a multifaceted portrait of the poet. Cohen gave the project his blessing shortly before his death in 2016. Devised by Louis Robitaille, artistic director of the Ballets Jazz de Montréal, with dramaturgy and stage direction by Eric Jean, and input from three international choreographers – Andonis Foniadakis from Greece, Annabelle López Ochoa from Belgium, and Ihsan Rustem from Britain – this ballet pays a moving tribute to Leonard Cohen and showcases the technical brilliance and electrifying energy of this North American dance company. It is divided into five “seasons” which echo cycles of life and explore some of the musician’s favorite themes, weaving them into a powerful and profound world which reflects his work.
Dates are : December 16th, 17th and 18th. Tickets are from 8 euros up to 75 euros and can be book via : https://billetterie.theatrechampselysees.fr/selection/event/date?productId=101450785332
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