To coincide with the exhibition “Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection”
October 2016 – February 2017
This programme, designed as a bridge between 20th century dance and contemporary choreography, brings together some of the most inspired modern performers and choreographers in the setting of the Fondation Louis Vuitton auditorium. It reflects the artistic exchanges between France and Russia in the early 20th century and their strong continuing influence on contemporary creation.
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October 2016, 08.30 p.m.
Opening of the choreography programme
The Ballets Russes : An Ongoing Revolution
Duets/performances/original works for the Fondation Louis Vuitton
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Lil Buck (original work), Marie-Agnès Gillot, Friedemann Vogel, Daisy Phillips and James O’Hara
Twentieth century myths and figures of the Ballets Russes are the inspiration for this event, which invites dancers from diverse backgrounds to perform in one exceptional setting. From The Firebird to The Dying Swan and The Faun, these original interpretations take a leap in an exciting new direction.
Screening of the film Les Ballets Russes de Nijinksy – Directed and produced by Christian Comte
The American dancer makes his debut on the Paris stage with an interpretation of The Dying Swan and presents an original work for the Fondation Louis Vuitton based on Petrushka.
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Marie-Agnès Gillot, principal dancer with the Paris Opera Ballet, and Friedemann Vogel, principal dancer with the Stuttgart Ballet, perform an original duet, an excerpt from The Firebird choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Faun : Daisy Phillips and James O’Hara deliver a dazzling revival of this duet choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Saturday 26 November 2016, 3 pm
Sunday 8 and Saturday 14 January 2017, 3 pm
Danced conference : Nicolas Le Riche
“The Faun and I”
Nicolas Le Riche (principal dancer with the Paris Opera Ballet)
Original work for the Fondation Louis Vuitton
Eric Genovèse of the Comédie Française, Clairemarie Osta, principal dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet, and a musician.
A liberal interpretation by Nicolas Le Riche, one of France’s most acclaimed dancers, of a masterpiece famously associated with the Ballets Russes. Original work for the Fondation Louis Vuitton.
Friday 2 and Saturday 3 December 2016, 8.30 pm
Daniel Linehan: “A Rite of Spring”
The American choreographer stages his vision of the Right of Spring for some twenty dancers from the P.A.R.T.S. school. Opting for the version of Igor Stravinsky’s masterpiece for two pianos, performed live, Daniel Linehan gives the audience an opportunity to immerse itself in dance as much as in the musical score. A unique avenue stage will make this a truly special event.
Thursday 16 and Friday 17 November 2017
François Chaignaud: Original work for the Fondation Louis Vuitton “Carte Blanche”
Dancer, choreographer, researcher. He has worked on Danses Libres by François Malkovsky, about Isadora Duncan, and The Rite of Spring.
With Cecilia Bengolea, Chaignaud recently worked with Tanztheater Wuppertal and the Lyon Opera Ballet.
In this exclusive freestyle performance for Fondation Louis Vuitton, Chaignaud will present a brief history of dance.
Useful information :
For all concerts, tickets can be bought online at www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr
Ticket prices :
– Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October : Full price : €60 // Member price : €35
– Saturday 26 November, Sunday 8 and Saturday 14 January 2017 : Full price : €25 // Member’s price : €15
– Friday 2 and Saturday 3 December : TBC
– Friday 16 and Saturday 17 February : TBC
The Auditorium’s choreography programme devised by Ariane Bavelier and Philippe Noisette
The Auditorium’s music programme: Antoine Manceau