BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Based in the Basque coastal resort town of Biarritz in Southern France, Artistic Director Thierry Malandain has developed a very personal approach to dance that is rooted in classical ballet with a contemporary, full-bodied style. His company of 22 gorgeous dancers makes their Midwest debut with an ethereal vision of Beauty and the Beast—unlike any other you have seen before.

Without revisiting all of the tale’s interpretations, a coming-of-age story can be detected designed to resolve the duality of being, with Belle embodying the human soul and the Beast being its life force and instincts. With Jean Cocteau, whose film appeared in cinemas in 1946, the focus is on the portrayal of the artist’s inner demons through the Beast’s duality. Whether it be lost unity or human nature torn apart, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s symphonic works, their version of the Beast, freed from his inner demons, marries Belle under a blazing sun.

CINDERELLA

Ballet Biarritz cannot be discussed without focusing on Thierry Malandain, its founder, leader and, by all accounts, heart. Thierry Malandain has crafted numerous works for the French dance company that blend classic and contemporary dance into completely original works. Using iconic stories, Malandain puts his own special mark on the story through his inventive choreographic eye, quirky humor and imaginative mind. The spring performances of “Cinderella” includes dancing mannequins, hilarious step sisters, and superb contemporary ballet dancers to produce the fairytale of Cinderella like you’ve never seen before.


March 25, 2017: Beauty and the Beast - University of Minnesota Northrop Auditorium - Minneapolis

March 28-29, 2017: Beauty and the Beast - Des Moines Civic Center (IA)

April 1-2, 2017: Cinderella - Playhouse Square - Ohio Theatre - Cleveland (OH)

For more information 

Northrop Auditorium 84 Church Street SE Minneaoplis, MN 55455 Des Moines Civic Center 221 E Walnut St Des Moines, IA 50309 Playhouse Square Bulkley Building, 1501 Euclid Ave #200 Cleveland, OH 44115

Ballet Biarritz in the Midwest!

When
March 25 - April 2, 2017
Where
Northrop Auditorium
84 Church Street SE
Minneaoplis, MN 55455

Des Moines Civic Center
221 E Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309

Playhouse Square
Bulkley Building, 1501 Euclid Ave #200
Cleveland, OH 44115

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Based in the Basque coastal resort town of Biarritz in Southern France, Artistic Director Thierry Malandain has developed a very personal approach to dance that is rooted in classical ballet with a contemporary, full-bodied style. His company of 22 gorgeous dancers makes their Midwest debut with an ethereal vision of Beauty and the Beast—unlike any other you have seen before.

Without revisiting all of the tale’s interpretations, a coming-of-age story can be detected designed to resolve the duality of being, with Belle embodying the human soul and the Beast being its life force and instincts. With Jean Cocteau, whose film appeared in cinemas in 1946, the focus is on the portrayal of the artist’s inner demons through the Beast’s duality. Whether it be lost unity or human nature torn apart, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s symphonic works, their version of the Beast, freed from his inner demons, marries Belle under a blazing sun.

CINDERELLA

Ballet Biarritz cannot be discussed without focusing on Thierry Malandain, its founder, leader and, by all accounts, heart. Thierry Malandain has crafted numerous works for the French dance company that blend classic and contemporary dance into completely original works. Using iconic stories, Malandain puts his own special mark on the story through his inventive choreographic eye, quirky humor and imaginative mind. The spring performances of “Cinderella” includes dancing mannequins, hilarious step sisters, and superb contemporary ballet dancers to produce the fairytale of Cinderella like you’ve never seen before.


March 25, 2017: Beauty and the Beast - University of Minnesota Northrop Auditorium - Minneapolis

March 28-29, 2017: Beauty and the Beast - Des Moines Civic Center (IA)

April 1-2, 2017: Cinderella - Playhouse Square - Ohio Theatre - Cleveland (OH)

For more information 

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