Paris Opera Ballet
21 June - 23 June
Great news for lovers of dance: the Paris Opera Ballet is coming to Singapore this June! The world-famous company can trace its origins back over more than 300 years, and has established itself as a repertory company dedicated to excellence. While it rarely tours this region, in June it’s making its way to town to present a triple bill by three renowned choreographers:
Blake Works I by William Forsythe
- Created for the company’s new generation of dancers, William Forsythe’s Blake Works I, performed to the poetic electronic music of James Blake, is the legend’s ode to ballet – a work that is as important as his 1987 In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated. Dance icon William Forsythe is a rule-breaker and risk-taker, and widely acknowledged as ballet’s premier deconstructionist and postmodernist.
In the Night by Jerome Robbins
- A beautiful and complex portrait of love’s twists and turns, Jerome Robbins’ In the Night presents three elegant duets, each choreographed to different nocturnes by Chopin, and featuring lovers from innocent to impetuous, who meet beneath a midnight sky. Jerome Robbins was one of the greatest American-born choreographers of the 20th century, and one of the most influential figures in Broadway.
The Seasons’ Canon by Crystal Pite
- A spectacular large ensemble work performed to the avant-garde update of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Max Richter. Inspired by nature, Crystal Pite’s The Seasons’ Canon imagines a series of tableaux, each more intricate than the next, with bodies soaring together in pulsing, breathing masses. The Associate Choreographer with Nederlands Dans Theater I, and the 2015 Laurence Olivier Award winner for Outstanding Achievement in Dance, Crystal Pite is one of the most sought-after choreographers in dance today.
Photo: William Forsythe’s Blake Works I. By Ann Ray / OnP