“You—you alone will have the stars as no one else has them . . .” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's Le Petit Prince in all its aphoristic wisdom will soon be on stage in the form of a ballet, to be performed by the National Ballet of Canada.
Dylan Tedaldi rehearses “Le Petit Prince.” Photograph by Aaron Vincent Elkaim
The son of a painter and a set designer, director/choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot was, it seems, destined to have a life in the theater. Born and raised in Tours, in central France, in 1960, he studied dance and piano at the Conservatoire Nacional de Région de Tours before joining the Rosella Hightower International School of Dance in Cannes.Plus
One would think that a dance inspired by the events of the January 6 insurrection—yes, a dance!—would not be the ideal stuff of theater, but the eight members of Laurie Sefton Creates (formerly Clairobscur Dance Company), succeeded in giving life to Sefton’s premiere “Herd. Person?”, while the dance, itself, was occasionally problematic.Plus