Children of the Paradise
10 Jul 2005
Children of the Paradise
  • Ballet in two acts Based on the play by Jacques Prévert
  • Choreography: José Carlos Martinez
  • Music: Marc-Olivier Dupin (under special request from l’Opéra national de Paris)
  • Adaptation: François Roussillon and José Carlos Martinez
  • Set design: Ezio Toffolutti
  • Costumes: Agnès Letestu
  • Lighting: André Diot
  • Choreograph Assistant: Arantxa Sagardoy
  • Premier: October 21, 2008; Palais Garnier – Opéra National de Paris

With the nineteenth century, on the boulevard of the Crime and in its theaters, between dark jugglers and travelling acrobats, taverns and cabarets spreads this large popular fresco that Jose Martinez, inspired by the ` Enfants of the paradise’, adapts in ballet. ` Theater of the funambulists’, in slide, on scene, with the floor or the paradise are played the inaccessible loves and jealousy. Magic of the spectacle and its mysteries, a universe is revealed in which the real life and the theater are mixed.

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