Thierrée, Shechter, Perez, Pite: they could have their names in light anywhere in Europe, but at Aurélie Dupont’s invitation, they shared the bill at the Palais Garnier. Alas, with two brand new tailor-made creations, one revival and one recent entry into the repertoire, the bill inspired mixed feelings. Amid underwhelming performances, the audience is left to draw its own conclusions, ranging from hazardous to poignant.
Paris Opera Ballet in “The Seasons' Canon” by Crystal Pite. Photograph by Julien Benhamou
When a choreographer takes on volcanic and iconic works from American musical giants like Leonard Bernstein and John Adams one move they could take is to cool them down with a couple of more soothing European works in between.Continue Reading