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Below a first set of announcements for the 17/18 season at various companies and venues in France. Bordeaux will announce their 17/18 season on 22 May; Ballet Nice Mediterranee, Mandalain Ballet, Ballet Preljocaj & others tbc.


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Theatre des Champs Elysees, Paris http://2018.theatrechampselysees.fr/saison/danse We’ve already known from toursenlair for some time that the National Ballet of Canada will perform Nijinsky in October. Further companies and works: St Petersburg Ballet Theatre (Swan Lake, Paquita, Chopiniana), LA Dance Project, a programme in honour of Ingmar Bergman, Tanztheater Wuppertal, and others

Theatre Chaillot, Paris http://theatre-chaillot.fr/la-saison-2017-2018 Boris Charmatz, a flamenco festival, Angelin Preljocaj (La Fresque), a festival with dance from Scandinavia, Alonzo King, CNDC d’Angers with a Cunningham triple bill, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo (Le Songe), a number of contemporary works

Theatre de la ville, Paris http://www.theatredelaville-paris.com/ Various works by Jerome Bel, a new work by Maguy Marin, a double bill by Shechter II, 2 triple bills with the Ballet de l’Opera de Lyon, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre Taiwan, and a number of contemporary works

Ballet de l’Opera de Paris https://www.operadeparis.fr/en/season-17-18/ballet Already known, so here just for completeness

Maison de la danse, Lyon http://www.maisondeladanse.com/programmation-2017-2018 Alonzo King, Ailey II, Yacobson Ballet (Sleeping Beauty), Maguy Marin, de Keersmaeker (Rain), Sao Paulo Dance Company (a triple bill with works by Goecke/Oliveira/Scholz), and a long list of contemporary artists

Ballet de l’Opera de Lyon http://www.opera-lyon.com/page/saison-17-18 Forsythe/Brown/Bel (The second detail, Set and reset/reset, a new work), Kylian (East shadow), Roland Petit (L’Arlesienne, Carmen), Maliphant/Millepied/Forsythe (Critical mass, Sarabande, Steptext), Inger/ Kylian (A new work, Petite More, No more play)

Opera national du Rhin, Strasbourg/ Mulhouse/ Colmar http://www.operanationaldurhin.eu/danse-2017-2018.html Mario Schroeder’s Chaplin, various triple bills e.g., with Forsythe/ Kylian/ Scholz, and a ballet for children based on Sleeping Beauty 

Theatre du Capitole, Toulouse http://www.theatreducapitole.fr/1/saison-2017-2018/saison-2017-2018-2373.html?lang=fr Belarbi’s Giselle, Belarbi’s Nutcracker, a double bill with works by Bombana and Bigonzetti, a triple bill with works by Roland Petit (Les Forains, L’Arlesienne, Carmen)

Ballet de Marseille http://www.ballet-de-marseille.com/fr/calendrier Choreographies by Greco and Scholten



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Ballet Nice Mediterranee    Scarlett’s Vespertine will be back on stage in September as part of a triple bill, together with Vu-An’s Coppelia and Duato’s Gnawa. Romeo & Juliet (Vu-An after Lifar) and La Sylphide (Bournonville version Bjorn) in December. Further mixed bills in October (Bejart’s Cantata 51, Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, et al.), April (e.g., Robbins’ En Sol) and June 2018  http://www.opera-nice.org/fr/saison-ballets

Festival « Le temps d’aimer la danse », Biarritz 8 – 17 Sep 2017 The web site for the festival http://letempsdaimer.com/ still relates to last year’s programme. The Biarritz tourist office however already shows a list of festival events http://tourisme.biarritz.fr/fr/agenda?date_deb_agenda=01%2F09%2F2017&prefix__date_deb_agenda__suffix=01%2F09%2F2017&date_fin_agenda=30%2F09%2F2017&prefix__date_fin_agenda__suffix=30%2F09%2F2017&categorie – among those, Ballet Nice Mediterranee with the same triple bill as in Nice in September, Atterballeto with choreographies by Inger, CCN Lorraine with a piece by Twyla Tharp, plus a variety of contemporary works

Ballet de l’Opera de Bordeaux  Charles Jude’s Don Quixote in December. A number of mixed bills - Carlson/ Cherkaoui (Faun)/ Lifar (Suite en Blanc), Le Riche/ Carlson (Pneuma), Kylian (Petite Mort)/ Bejart (Songs of a Wayfarer)/ Robbins (The Concert), and a few guest companies with contemporary works. Eric Quilleré, previously Ballet Master and then Interim Director when Charles Jude got suspended during the latter part of the 16/17 season, is shown as Directeur Adjoint in the online brochure for next season http://fr.calameo.com/read/003415584715f5af67e7a



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  • alison changed the title to 17/18 season - and onwards - in France
  • alison changed the title to Ballet and dance in France, 2017 -

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