LES BALLETS RUSSES
From The Paris National Opera Ballet
The Leticia Jarvis Art Films Series
Ballet in 2 parts
Opera de Paris (Palais Garnier)
Presented by Benjamin Millepied,
Director of Dance at the Opéra National de Paris
Total Running Time: 1h 45 min (105 min)
At the beginning of the last century, Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes shook conventions and threw open the door to modernity, initiating a collaboration between painters, musicians and choreographers of the avant-garde. The artistic elite of the era was brought together under one breathtaking playbill: Debussy, Stravinsky, Falla, Picasso, Bakst, Massine, Nijinsky, Fokine…
And yet, this tribute brings together works from different periods revealing an unexpected diversity of inspiration, from the heady romanticism of The Specter of the rose, the unbridled eroticism of The Afternoon of a Faun, to the tragic festivities of Petrouchka and the subtle Spanish flavor of The Three- Cornered Hat.
Four essential works, bringing together the artistic elite of their day- choreographers, painters and musicians - are performed in their unsurpassable original choreography.
Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet
Orchestra of the Opéra National de Paris.
May 21st, 7:00pm
1711 Main Street
Napa CA, 94559
Tickets are $15
About The Leticia Jarvis
Art Films Series
With access to the very latest films as well as older classics, Ms. Jarvis will choose films not otherwise available to Napa audiences. And your suggestions are welcome! Besides films, she will be able to choose from the best operas currently available.
Tickets will be available at the door of the Conservatory Theater the evening of the event. Pricing for Art Films is $10 and for operas $20.