Tribute to Ballets Russes by the Ballet Preljocaj
4 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles
Capacity 750 seats
For all audiences
Highlights: Tribute to Ballets Russes by the Ballet Preljocaj
Come and discover at the Royal Opera of Versailles three creations by the great choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, Annonciation, Torpeur, and Noces, which pay tribute to the famous Ballets russes, the most influential company of the 20th century.
This choreographic trilogy explores the artistic heritage of the Ballets russes while bringing a bold contemporary vision to the table.
Each piece offers a unique and innovative perspective on this heritage, while demonstrating dance's ability to transcend time and inspire new generations of dancers and audiences. This is a fine tribute and an artistic experience that reminds us of the enduring importance of the Ballets russes in the world of dance.
Welcome to the world of Angelin Preljocaj, a leading figure in French dance.
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Story: Tribute to Ballets Russes by the Ballet Preljocaj
A tribute to the Ballets russes is well worth a choreographic triptych, and this is exactly what the great French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj is presenting at the Royal Opera of Versailles.
The first ballet for two dancers, entitled Annonciation (Annunciation), embodies the fusion of sacred and secular art, exploring the religious symbolism of the Annunciation. The choreography evokes a spiritual and sensual tension and bears witness to the creative genius of the Ballets russes.
Torpeur (Torpidity) for 10 dancers plunges the audience into a state of hypnotic reverie. Inspired by surrealist aesthetics, Preljocaj creates a dreamlike world where time seems suspended. This piece evokes the influence of Dali and Magritte, while recalling the daring artistic experiments of the Ballets russes.
Finally, Noces (Wedding) reinterprets Stravinsky's famous ballet. Angelin Preljocaj creates an event by probing the mysteries of love through the music of the great Russian composer. At wedding time, five couples clash between tenderness and violence.
A fine celebration in three parts of the Ballets russes' contribution to contemporary dance.
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Royal Opera of Versailles
The Royal Opera of Versailles
Categorized as one of the largest performance halls in Europe during its inauguration in 1770 requested by Louis XV, it is presently still admired as one of the grand luxurious stages in Paris due to its lavishing décor composed of early-century design. The ceiling above the room comprises an exquisite form of art, something similar to what you would see in the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
Opéra Royal was no ordinary room, it was prestigious among wealthy individuals who fancied theater. Hosting 1,500 people, only a specific number of guests were invited to view the best shows in Paris at the esteemed Versailles palace. Later the room was also used as a ballroom and a banquet hall.
After the revolution the Opéra Royal room was left whole but stripped of its 18th-century embellishment. Altering its original appearance, the room is renovated for official shows such as the opening of the Versailles museum in 1837. Renovated and inaugurated once again in 1957 after the Second World War by orders of architect André Japy, the room undertook a whole new look. In 2009 Opéra Royal opened its doors to spectators from all over the world and began to display an array of enlightened shows such as contemporary dance, ballet recitals, opera, and classical music concerts. Presently it offers more than 100 performances per season in its golden room occupied with ostentatious chandeliers, surrounded by red velvet seating.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: No
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Royal Opera of Versailles is accessible by: RER lines: The Royal Opera of Versailles can be reached by taking the RER C to Versailles Château Rive Gauche station, which is the closest station to the castle. From this station the castle is a 10-minute walk. Transilien lines: The Royal Opera of Versailles is accessible by Transilien lines N and U from Versailles Chantiers station and by line L from Versailles Rive Droite station. From this station the castle is a 25-minute walk. Bus lines: The Royal Opera of Versailles is accessible by bus line 171 from the metro station, Pont de Sèvres (metro line 9). The Royal Opera of Versailles is located within the Versailles Castle. To get there, follow the signs for Entrance B at the top right of the Cour d'Honneur. We invite you to consult the map above for directions. In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.
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In application of the Vigipirate plan, suitcases and large bags are prohibited on the Versailles estate (various gates in the Château, park, and gardens).
A number of automatic lockers are available at information points, where you can leave your personal belongings and luggage smaller than cabin size (46x43x26 cm maximum).