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PARIS OPERA BALLET (FRANCE)
Angelin Preljocaj’s Le Parc (UK Premiere)
Fri 14 & Sat 15 October, 7.30pm
Sat 15 & Sun 16 October, 2.30pm
Sadler’s Wells 0870 737 7737
Tickets £13 - £50
Angelin Preljocaj is one of Europe's most intriguing choreographers: infinitely creative and highly distinctive. His full-length contemporary ballet, Le Parc, is a grand scale exploration of 17th century sexuality. It is performed by Paris Opera Ballet, making its first visit to London in over 20 years.
Created at the Palais Garnier in 1994, Le Parc is inspired by the pure geometry of 17th century formal gardens, Comtesse de La Fayette's La Princesse de Clèves and Laclos' Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
Set to some of Mozart's most beautiful piano concertos mixed with electronic sounds, Le Parc is a hymn to love and erotic feelings and their development from first encounters to resistance, conquest and consummation.
‘Preljocaj is a radical dance-maker in the way that he rethinks what the body can say.’ The Observer
A Brief Encounter with Christian Rizzo: Sat 15 October, 6pm, 6.30pm & 7pm and Sun 16 October, 1pm, 1.30pm & 2pm in the Lilian Baylis Theatre prior to performances of Paris Opera Ballet.