Malpaso Dance Company

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats


1 hour 40 minutes

Without intermission


Contemporary dance

Recommended for all ages

Without dialogue

Highlights: Malpaso Dance Company

Since it was founded in 2012, the Malpaso Dance Company has consistently risen to the challenge of reimagining Cuban contemporary dance for the 21st century. For the first time in France, and over three nights only, the talented troupe will perform works by the great modern choreographers Ohad Naharin, Mats Ek and Osnel Delgado.

Story: Malpaso Dance Company

With the spirit of collaboration at the heart of its creative process, the Malpaso Dance Company works with the world’s finest modern choreographers. Together, they create and reimagine pieces to combine impeccable classical technique with explosive energy. In these unique performances at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the captivating choreography on display will take audiences’ breath away.

See the full programme for the performances below:


Show Programme

Tabula Rasa
Choreography and lights: Ohad Naharin
Music: Arvo Pärt
Choreography collaboration: Matan David, Bret Easterling
Costumes  Eri Nakamura

Woman With Water (French premiere)
Choreography: Mats Ek
Music: Fläskkvartten
Choreography collaboration: Ana Laguna
Lights: Ellen Ruge 

24 Hours and a dog (French premiere)
Choreography: Osnel Delgado
Music: Arturo O’Farrill et The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble
Costumes: Eric Grass
Lights: Ellen Ruge
Malpaso Dance Company Dancers


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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Hosting one of the most lavishing concert halls in all of Paris, Champs- Élysées is the true definition of architectural beauty with its historic foundation. Inaugurated on April 2nd, 1913, the structure is quite large comprising three auditoriums: Théâtre des Champs- Élysées, The Comédie des Champs- Élysées, Studio des Champs- Élysées, and a restaurant. The main theatre which has 1905 seats is Italian styled and originally constructed to host guests visiting the theatre to watch opera shows and concerts. This was the first theatre in Paris to be built completely from reinforced concrete instead of steel.


Over the years the famed theatre has hosted many recognized artists such as the beautiful cabaret dancer Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Stravinsky, Richard Strauss, and many other entertainers from our cherished olden day era. In 2005 the main room in the theatre was renovated in order to improve the acoustics, it is confirmed that during a show the sounds are very clear, almost as if you were up close to the stage. Théâtre des Champs- Élysées is one of the most frequently visited monuments in Paris, on an annual basis more than 300,000 people attend programs from contemporary dance and ballet recitals to orchestras, operas, and other concerts. Carrying a number of diverse performances of different genres, the theatre attracts audience members of all ages. 


Quick facts:

Capacity: 1,905

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Air conditioning: No


How do I get to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées?

The Champs-Elysées theatre is accessible by metro line 9 at Alma-Marceau station and metro line 1 at Franklin-Roosevelt station. The Theatre is also accessible by RER C at Pont de l'Alma station. The Theatre is accessible by bus via lines 42, 63, 72, 80 and 92. Our customer service is available in case of difficulty from 10 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday. For more information, please see the map above.

What should I do when I arrive there?

We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the show. Show your ticket at reception and the staff will take care of you.

Is there a dress code?

No, there is no specific dress code, however, proper attire is always appreciated.

How long does the show last?

The performances of Malpaso Dance Company last 1 hour and 40 minutes without intermission.

Can I take pictures during the performance?

In order not to disturb the artists and for the comfort of other spectators, it is forbidden to take pictures during the performance. However, you can take photos of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées before and after the performance, as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!

Is it mandatory to tip an usher?

Each spectator is greeted in the hall by an usher who will lead them to the seat. According to custom at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, ushers may request a tip which you may grant if you wish. It is by no means mandatory.

Covid-19 Information

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