Christian Lacroix, sets and costumes. Jennifer Tipton, lighting. Sandra Jennings, répétiteur. Ellen Sorrin, The George Balanchine Trust: In Conversation

ArtsArenaPLUS prior to the premiere of George Balanchine's Le Songe d'une nuit d'été, Paris Opéra Ballet

09 March 2017 | 17:30 – 18:30

Location: Opéra Bastille, Paris, 12e

Image:  Costume CHRISTIAN LACROIX, d’après les maquettes originales de Karinska pour  Le Songe d’une nuit d’été de George Balanchine

The Paris Opera Ballet performs Shakespeare’s poetic world of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Le Songe d’une nuit d’été) as envisioned by choreographer George Balanchine and danced to music by Mendelssohn, with sets and costumes by fashion legend Christian Lacroix.  Created in 1962 for the New York City Ballet, the work is one of Balanchine’s rare forays into the art of narrative ballet.

Immediately prior to the premiere of the ballet at the Opéra Bastille, ArtsArenaPLUS members are invited to a conversation with Ellen Sorrin, Director of the George Balanchine Trust, and the ballet’s creative team of Mr. Lacroix, Lighting Designer Jennifer Tipton. and Répétiteur Sandra Jennings.

9 March, 2017 – 17:30-18:30.  Venue to be announced upon receiving your reservation.

This is an Arts Arena 10th anniversary members event exclusively.