The Swedish ballet, 1920-1925

From 06/11/2014 to 09/28/2014 at 00:00

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Jean and Joël Martel - Jean Börlin in Skating rinkAs a counterpoint to the exhibition dedicated to the Russian Ballet in 2009, the Bibliothèque nationale de France and Paris Opera have organized an exhibition on the Swedish Ballet. Presented at the Opera Library, the display will allow visitors to discover a ballet company, deeply committed to the international avant-garde, and the major rival of Diaghilev’s company.
Built in Paris by Rolf de Maré, the Swedish Ballet performed over 2700 shows around the world (Europe and United-States), during five seasons, between 1920 and 1925. Although somewhat overshadowed by the Russian Ballet, it is successful, both at the choreographic level and in the field of multidisciplinarity (dance, poetry, music, sets, costumes, cinema…) in large part due to the fact that the Swedish Ballet was able to gather the most talented artists of the time: the composers Claude Debussy, Darius Milhaud, Isaac Albeniz, Alfredo Casella, Germaine Tailleferre, Erik Satie, Arthur Honegger, Cole Porter, the conductor Désiré-Emile Ingelbrecht, the poets Blaise Cendrars, Paul Claudel, Luigi Pirandello, Jean Cocteau, Riciotto Canudo, the painters Fernand Léger, Giorgio De Chirico (...) and the film director René Clair.
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one-way trip* round trip* chauffeur driven car hire**
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*Place of departure or arrival located in Paris and its bordering suburb.
**Starting from a three hours plan.