Classical dance fans are in for a real treat this June because the Paris Opera Ballet is coming to the Esplanade for a spectacular programme featuring works by three renowned choreographers. For those who don’t know, the dance company was founded in 1669 as the Académie d’Opéra (Academy of Opera) and is considered to be the birthplace of classical dance. Today it is one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world and has given rise to some of the most famous ballet dancers of all time. The company very rarely tours Southeast Asia, so this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss out on!
The programme will run for three days from June 21 to June 23 and will feature three unique works that pay homage to traditional ballet, yet add avant garde elements that push boundaries. Blake Works I by William Forsythe gives a nod to pop culture with electronic music and traditional positions that are twisted into post-modern forms. In the Night by Jerome Robbins is an elegant flowing piece to nocturnes by Chopin. Finally, The Seasons’ Canon by Crystal Pite features 54 dancers moving in intricate formations to a modern remake of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
When: June 21: 8pm. June 22: 3pm & 8pm. June 23: 3pm
Where: Esplanade Theatres at the Bay, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Tickets: Matinee: Standard: S$170, S$150, S$110, S$80, S$50. Box B – G: S$110, S$80. Evening Shows: Standard: S$180, S$160, S$120, S$90, S$60. Box B – G: S$120, S$90.