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Ballet Biarritz

April 01, 2017, 7:30 pm   |   April 02, 2017, 3:00 pm

Playhouse Square - Ohio Theatre  |  View Seating Chart

Ballet Biarritz
Ballet Biarritz
Ballet Biarritz
Ballet Biarritz
Ballet Biarritz
Ballet Biarritz
Ballet Biarritz

Ballet Biarritz performs Cinderella like you've never seen it before! The French contemporary dance company adds a modern twist to the classic tale while dancing to the original musical score by Prokofiev.

Choreographer Thierry Malandain puts his own special mark on the story through his inventive choreographic eye, quirky humor and imaginative mind. The spring performances of "Cinderella" includes dancing mannequins, hilarious step sisters, and superb contemporary ballet dancers to produce the fairytale that is sure to close DANCECleveland's 2016-2017 series with a blockbuster performance! Recommended for dance lovers ages 8 and up.

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Ballet Biarritz

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With more than eighty works to his credit, Thierry Malandain develops a very personal idea of dance. Deeply linked to the concept of "Ballet" which takes place here reference to an aesthetic current, it gives priority to the dancing body, to the celebration of its sensuality and humanity. Man and Dance are at the heart and body of Malandain Ballet Biarritz. At the head of a troupe made up of interpreters mastering the grammar of classical dance, but whose expression is current, Thierry Malandain's approach is underpinned by profound human values. His search for meaning and aesthetics also gu...Read More

With more than eighty works to his credit, Thierry Malandain develops a very personal idea of dance. Deeply linked to the concept of "Ballet" which takes place here reference to an aesthetic current, it gives priority to the dancing body, to the celebration of its sensuality and humanity.

Man and Dance are at the heart and body of Malandain Ballet Biarritz.

At the head of a troupe made up of interpreters mastering the grammar of classical dance, but whose expression is current, Thierry Malandain's approach is underpinned by profound human values. His search for meaning and aesthetics also guides a timeless style that is both muscular, energetic and sober, which draws its richness from the roots of dance and from a dynamic vision of this art.

"My culture, my genetics is that of classical dance and without complex, I remain attached to it. Because if I readily admit that some of its artistic and social codes are from another time, like the DNA present in all living cells, transmitted from generation to generation, it contains information necessary for the functioning and development of the company. which stands for me as an organism. The information carried by DNA can change over time. This leads to the diversity of species, to evolution. That's why my dance is the medium of variations. Classical for some, contemporary for others, hereditarily neoclassical, I'm just looking for a dance that I love. A dance that would not only leave the trace of pleasure, but who would reconnect with the essence of the sacred as an answer to the difficulty of being. "

Throughout his creations that can be serious as well as impertinent, Thierry Malandain is committed to developing a writing in search of a harmony between classical and contemporary, history and the world today. Thus, between his original visions of titles like Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Nutcracker or the Afternoon of a fauna , he alternates pure creations such as Magifique , Une Dernier chanson, Estro or Lucifer on an unpublished score of composer Guillaume Connesson.

Thierry Malandain is also an artist open to his contemporaries. The many choreographers with a wide variety of aesthetics, supported by the National Choreographic Center as part of the Accueil Studio, or the poster of the Le Temps d'Aimer festival, whose artistic director he is in Biarritz, testify to this.

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"Wonderfully danced, with magnificent sensuality and exhilarating accelerations, Malandain's Cendrillon is a true success." - Chateau de Versailles Spectacle
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