Paris Ballet's 2017–2018 Season Opens Sept. 21

Classic Arts News   Paris Ballet's 2017–2018 Season Opens Sept. 21
The season will feature work by George Balanchine, Rudolf Nureyev, Benjamin Millepied, and more.
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On September 19, the Paris Ballet will begin performances of George Balanchine’s Joyaux, prior to the dance season’s official opening with its September 21 gala featuring performances of Trois Gnossiennes, Faun, and Diamants (an excerpt from Joyaux).

As Joyaux wraps up, a program of Balanchine/Teshigaward/Bausch will play October 24 through November 16. The presentation includes Agon by Balanchine, Création by Saburo Teshigawara, and Le Sacre due printemps by Pina Bausch. Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quichotte will play December 9 through January 6 at the Opera Bastille, and presentations from the Ballet School at the Paris Ballet will take place December 10 through December 23.

John Cranko’s Onéguine will play the Palais Garnier from February 9 to March 7. A program featuring choreography by Benjamin Millepied and Maurice Béjart will play the Opera Bastille February 23 to March 24.

Bausch’s dance opera Orphée et Eurydice, based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, plays March 24 through April 6. The classic Romeo and Juliet will be presented April 6 through May 4.

The Paris Opera Ballet School Production plays one week, April 13–18, before a program of work by Anne Terese de Keersmaeker April 27–May 12.

From May 18 to June 8, the Company dances a program of works by four choreographers: Creation by James Thierrée, The Art of Not Looking Back by Hofesh Schecter (who choreographed the most recent revival of Fiddler on the Roof), Creation by Iván Pérez, and The Seasons’ Canon by Crystal Pite.


The final offering of the season takes place June 25 to July 13. La Fille Mal Gardée by Frederick Ashton will play the Palais Garnier.

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