L'envol by Nacera Belaza

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Chaillot National Dance Theatre

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Chaillot National Dance Theatre
1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre - 75016 Paris
Capacity 390 seats


4 hours

No intermission


Contemporary Dance

For all audiences

No dialogue

Highlights: L'envol by Nacera Belaza

It's a theatre that few visitors to Paris know about, yet it is located near the most visited spot in Paris. Its entrance is on the left of the Trocadero esplanade, overlooking the Iron Lady, the aptly named Eiffel Tower.
After entering through the heavy wrought-iron glass door, you'll climb a monumental staircase that will take you to the colonnaded Grand Foyer.
And then, prepare yourself as you’ll be treated to the most beautiful view in Paris.
Gaze through the huge glass walls of the Grand Foyer and take in the Trocadero gardens, the water fountains, and Paris's greatest attraction of all: the Eiffel Tower.
Whether it's the dusty rays of a Parisian sunset or the twinkling lights of the great Iron Lady, the Grand Foyer will lead you into the theatre hall in all majesty and grandeur.


The Chaillot National Dance Theatre is one of the best located theatres in Paris, and offers an incredible programme of dance mixing several contrasting genres and highlighting the most interesting dance niches. Bringing in some of the greatest French, European, and international choreographers, Chaillot National Dance Theatre's mission is to share the intricate world of dance to anyone who walks through its golden gates.



An unforgettable experience included with your ticket!

The icing on the cake: your ticket includes entrance to the Chaillot Experience! This experience will give you the opportunity you to enjoy a multitude of artistic expositions linked to the artists and their creative universes.

Exhibitions, screenings, workshops, performances, meetings, and concerts are all on the programme for the evening.
Don't hesitate, give free rein to your curiosity and enjoy the Chaillot Experience— a unique, limited-time offer!


On Sunday 19 November 2023, from 11:00 a.m., come and enjoy the Chaillot Experience, featuring Algerian based and inspired art, along with L’envol by the innovative Algerian choreographer, Nacera Belaza.
It's a great way to discover Algeria's music, press, literature, visual arts and, of course, dance.
The dance performance, L’envol, will be performed in the Salle Gémier at 3:00 p.m.
Be sure to stick around, as the Chaillot Experience continues after the show.

Story: L'envol by Nacera Belaza

With L’envol at the Chaillot National Dance Theatre, Nacera Belaza continues her quest to let go and achieve even greater freedom, exploring an image that has long been a part of her life: the dance of bodies “in a state of fall.” Diving deep into this idea, the dancer and choreographer strive to make this experience accessible to all senses, enabling the audience to tangibly feel the vertigo that arises when an individual tries to liberate themselves from all attachments.

To achieve the purity of L’envol, with its exhilarating and dizzying movements, the performers must face their fears and break down their resistance one by one, suspending themselves between heaven and earth. The show provides a genuine exploration of expanded time and space, where every gesture, interplay of light, and sound engages in a profound dialogue with the intangible, unveiling the very essence of existence and creativity.


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Chaillot National Dance Theatre

1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre - 75016 Paris

History and Fun Facts about Chaillot National Dance Theatre

Picture the scene: you’re on the Trocadero esplanade, facing the Eiffel Tower. Two splendid buildings frame your stunning surroundings – the Palais de Chaillot. In the Palais’ left wing is the current Théâtre national de la Danse, which offers two delightful halls including the Salle Jean Vilar, which can hold 1,200 people and is currently being renovated. It will re-open in September 2026. The other, called the Salle Firmin Gémier, seats 390 spectators. The two halls are accessed by an impressive and majestic staircase leading to the colonnaded foyer.


At the staircase’s cusp, a splendid surprise. The Grand Foyer boasts enormous glass walls that offer a panoramic view of Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower, as surrounded by the Trocadéro gardens and sublime fountains, not to mention the École Militaire. It’s a truly breathtaking view, the depth of which is rivalled only by that of the building’s long and storied history.


The Palais de Chaillot was built on the Chaillot hill for the Universal Exhibition. Originally devoted to the art of dance, it later became a multidisciplinary venue dedicated to hosting theatre, dance, and musical performances. Over the years, a host of renowned artists have performed at the Chaillot. Prestigious dance companies such as the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris, the Ballet National de Marseille, and the Ballet Preljocaj have all presented their breathtaking creations there. Great names in French theatre such as Jean Vilar, Jean-Louis Barrault, and Ariane Mnouchkine have also left their mark on the history of this prestigious venue.


In present day, the Chaillot National Dance Theatre is entirely devoted to the production and performance of dance pieces, and regularly hosts internationally recognised companies. Its diverse programme showcases contemporary and classical works alike, whilst encouraging artistic expression, innovation, and creativity in the same breath. Whether you’re a dance lover or you’re looking to see your very first show, we urge you to visit this theatre for a performance and a view like no other. The highlight of this unique venue is indubitably the gentle glow of the unparalleled Eiffel Tower, which illuminates the Grand Foyer with its warm light. Even Emily in Paris hasn’t had the privilege of enjoying this quintessentially Parisian experience!


Fast facts
Capacity: Salle Jean Vilar: 1200 seats / Salle Firmin Gémier: 390 seats.
Handicap Accessible: Yes. For wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility, an accessible entrance can be found via the Jardins du Trocadéro: Avenue Albert 1er de Monaco. Those with reduced mobility, are able to descend a few steps, and already have their ticket are invited to enter via the Trocadéro entrance, then take an escalator to reach the halls. If you require the accessibility services, please let us know at hello@theatreinparis.com so that we can inform the theatre staff, who will give you a warm welcome.
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes (free service)


How do I get to the Chaillot National Dance Theatre in the 16th arrondissement of Paris?

The Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse is accessible by:
Metro lines: The theatre is accessible by the Metro lines 6 and 9, at the metro station, Trocadéro.
Bus lines: The theatre is accessible by buses 22, 30, 32 and 63, at station Trocadéro. The theatre can also be accessed by buses 30 and 82 at the station Varsovie. Additionally, it can be reached by bus 72 at station Pont d’Iéna.
If you have any trouble getting to the theatre, our customer service can be reached from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to the Chaillot National Dance Theatre?

If you wish to attend the Chaillot Experience, which is included with your ticket, we recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before the start of the Chaillot Experience and present your ticket at reception.

How long do the Chaillot Experience and L’envol by Nacera Belaza last?

L’envol by Nacera Belaza alone lasts 1 hour.

With the dance show included, the Chaillot Experience lasts around 4 hours.

Can I take photos during the Chaillot Experience and the performance L’envol by Nacera Belaza?

It is absolutely possible to take photos and videos of the various events included in the Chaillot Experience.
You may also take photos from the Grand Foyer of the Chaillot National Dance Theatre to enjoy the magnificent view!
However, so as not to disturb the work of the artists and for the comfort of spectators, it is forbidden to take photos during the dance performance, L’envol by Nacera Belaza.

Are L’envol and Chaillot Experience for an international audience or French speakers?

For both! The Chaillot National Dance Theatre welcomes audiences from all over the world. Dance is a universal language, therefore, L’envol is accessible to anyone from any corner of the globe!
Furthermore, the Chaillot Experience offers a multitude of activities like exhibitions, screenings, performances, meetings, and concerts that you will be able to interact with without worrying about a language barrier!

Does the Chaillot National Dance Theatre have a specific dress code?

There is no specific dress code, but proper attire is appreciated. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in business casual or chic attire.

Is there a coat check available at the Chaillot National Dance Theatre?

At the Chaillot National Dance Theatre, a free cloakroom is available. Travel bags and suitcases are not allowed.

Is tipping customary at the Chaillot National Dance Theatre?

The ushers at the Chaillot National Dance Theatre do not accept tips.

If I'm late, will I still be allowed into the show?

In the event of tardiness, spectators will be allowed entrance to the theatre, but seating in the purchased category is not guaranteed.

How do I know if my seats are next to each other?

Tickets of the same category that are booked during the same purchase session, in the same booking order on our website are always assigned side by side. To be sure of this, make sure all of your tickets are in the same category and are included in your shopping cart at the time of purchase.