In this piece specifically created for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1994, the choreographer Angelin Preljocaj finds a subtle balance between the classical genius of Mozart’s music and the modernity of his choreographic language. The perfectly chiselled sets evoke the elegance and refinement of a French-style garden while the costumes draw inspiration from the Age of Enlightenment. Advancing to the caprices of an imaginary Carte du Tendre and guided by strange gardeners, the dancers awaken to love, from first encounters to seduction, from timidity to attraction, from resistance to the sweet appeal of abandon in sublimely soaring “pas de deux”. Even today, this timeless work continues to explore the codes of love and the way human feelings develop.
Les Étoiles : Alice Renavand et Mathieu Ganio, les Premiers Danseurs et le Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
Choreography by Angelin Preljocaj Conductor: Benjamin Schwartz Sound creation: Goran Vejvoda Set design: Thierry Leproust Lighting design: Jacques Chatelet Piece restaged by: Naomi Perlov Choregraphic score: Dany Lévêque
Production compagny : Telmondis
Coproduction compagny : Opera national de Paris - France Télévisions
Running Time : 100'
Production Year : 2021
Distribution compagny : Telmondis Distribution
Video Format : 16/9