A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Paris Théâtre National de Chaillot

Published by Tatiana D. · Published on 3 June 2018 at 15h45
From June 8 to 15, William Shakespeare comes to Paris Théâtre National de Chaillot with a lovely original ballet created by Jean-Christophe Maillot and the Monte-Carlo Ballet Company.

Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius, Helena and Puck… All these characters from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, English masterwork written by William Shakespeare, won’t tell you their secrets but will dance them for you… Because yes, Jean-Christophe Maillot – who is the choreographer and head of Monte-Carlo Ballet Company since 1993, a company including about twenty nationalities is now famous worldwide – takes this play to make it a choreographed item. And it’s at Paris Théâtre National de Chaillot that it will set up from this coming June 8 with this beautiful adaptation.

This choreographic variation of Shakespeare’s play evolves around 3 universes: Athenians’, Fairies’ and Artisans’. According to award-winning choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot, these three universes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream match the three stages of the dancer’s maturity: dynamic and paced, chaotic and physical, then fully interpreted and theatrical.

So, in this spectacular show, the story is danced at a rapid and poetic tempo by talented dancers who are very good actors as well.

Choreographies: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Music: Felix Mendelssohn, Daniel Terrugi, Bertrand Maillot
Staging: Ernest Pignon-Ernest
Costumes: Philippe Guillotel
Lights: Dominique Drillot

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 8 June 2018 to 15 June 2018



    1 Place du Trocadéro
    75116 Paris 16

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