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234th Season

Evening of one act ballets: Carmen Suite. Without. Le Jeune Homme et la Mort.

Music by Georges Bizet
Choreography by Roland Petit (revisions)
Choreography by Benjamin Millepied (revisions)
Vladimir Lukasevich, Lighting Designer

Carmen Suite
Music by  Georges Bizet ЁC Rodion Shchedrin
Choreography by Alberto Alonso
Production Choreographer: Viktor Barykin
Production Designer: Boris Messerer

World premiere: 20 April 1967, Bolsoi Theatre, Moscow
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 19 April 2010

Running time: 45 minutes

Music: Frederic Chopin, Etudes, Preludes
Choreography by Benjamin Millepied
Coaches and Repetiteurs: Celine Cassone and Jean-Francois Kessler
Costume Designer: Benjamin Millepied
Lighting Designer: Vladimir Lukasevich

Production Sponsor: Toshihiko Takahashi
Choreographer - Benjamin Millepied

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort
Ballet in two scenes
To music by Johann Sebastian Bach
(Passacaglia in §і Minor, BWV 582, arranged for full orchestra by Alexander Goedicke)
Libretto by Jean Cocteau
Choreography by Roland Petit
Production Choreographer: Luigi Bonino
Lighting Designer: Jean-Michel DЁ¦sirЁ¦
Set Designer: Georges Wakhevitch

Costume Designer: Karinska

Production Sponsor: Toshihiko Takahashi
Le Jeune Homme et la Mort is one of the earliest and most famous works by Roland Petit. The ballet was staged in post-war Paris in 1946 for the recently established company Les Ballets des Champs-Elysees. The ballet by Roland Petit which we know today is considered based on mime drama by Jean Cocteau. In actual fact, both the theme of relationships between an artist and death and the very image of a girl as death and lovers as death were key themes for Cocteau; he had his own accounts to settle with women and he himself was an artist.

A studio. The artist is unable to relax as he waits in torment. A woman appears: mysterious, sharp and heartless ЁC the typical crafty Parisian woman ЁC and during her brief visit she prompts the Youth to commit suicide. Moreover, she is, in fact, Death itself, its unique and original personification.

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