CCN • Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin
This eclectic three-part program unfolds to some of the greatest works of Russian music. In Pagliaccio, Italian choreographers Mattia Russo and Antonio de Rosa, founders and main drivers of the “Kor’sia” company, question the figure of the clown, his humanity and sensitivity to Shostakovich’s music. This is their first piece for the Ballet of the Opéra national du Rhin and will be performed by ten dancers. Bruno Bouché, for his part, created 4OD for seven dancers from his company to compositions by Rachmaninoff and Scriabin. Closing this evening with a Russian accent, Canadian choreographer Hélène Blackburn gives us a new version of Les Beaux dormants, a show initially intended for children and now presented for all ages. This adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty questions the decisive, disturbing, sometimes painful coming-of-age moments we all go through.