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A sparkling personality on the contemporary dance scene, Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman has been invited for the first time to work with the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet. Trained at the Swedish Royal Ballet, he danced with the Nederlands Dans Theater and the Ballet Cullberg before turning to choreography. His language, both visceral and tinged with humour, combines theatricality and classical and contemporary vocabulary alike. Best known for the spectacular quality of his pieces with their dreamlike imagery, he fills the stage of the Palais Garnier with metallic structures, dancers suspended in space, elevations… A surprising production carried along by enticing rhythms and communicative energy.
NB: PLAY replaces the previously billed LE PARC, which was cancelled due to strike action in Paris.
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Friday 5th June
Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs & Corps de Ballet
Palace Opera & Ballet
Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace Barracks, Palace Electric