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The Etoiles Principal Dancers and the Corps de Ballet of the Paris Opera
Frédéric Laroque conductor and violin solo
Nicolas Le Riche, choreography; Nicolas Le Riche and Guillaume Gallienne, story; Guillaume Gallienne, dramaturgy; Daniel Jeanneteau, scenography; Olivier Bériot, costumes; Dominique Bruguière, lighting; Louis Dandrel, Electro-acoustic creations
Paris Opera Orchestra
Frédéric Laroque

First performed in 2005, “Caligula” is Étoile Dancer Nicolas Le Riche's first choreography for the Paris Opera Ballet. Intrigued by the complex and troubling personality of the Roman emperor, the choreographer evokes the torments of a frail man capable of loving the moon and idolizing his horse, a man impassioned by theatre and constantly playing a role himself. Constructed as a tragedy, the choreography follows the inexorable progression of this solitary hero towards death. Accompanied by Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, which illustrates the irremediable passage of time, the dance, in all its depth and energy, translates the poetry and the violence inherent in a life consumed at lightning speed by excess.


Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons


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Ballet / Dance
84 mins
Philippe Béziat
Idéale Audience, in co-production with the Opéra national de Paris,
with the participation of France Télévisions, CielEcran, Mezzo, Museec
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