George Balanchine: A Must-See Show at Palais Garnier

George Balanchine: A Must-See Show at Palais Garnier

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From October 22nd to November 15th, 2016, George Balanchine’s finest ballets will be gracing the stage of Palais Garnier opera house.


Labeled as “the father of American ballet”, George Balanchine was, actually, born on January 22, 1904, in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire. He was an actor, a dancer, a choreographer, and the artistic director of the New York City Ballet, which he co-founded with Lincoln Kirstein.


With an approximate running time of 170 minutes, this new performance at Palais Garnier puts on view four of Balanchine's most stunning ballets including Brahms-Schönberg Quartet, a ballet written by Johannes Brahms in cooperation with the Austrian composer Arnold Schönberg, Sonatine by Maurice Ravel, Violin Concerto by the famous composer Igor Stravinsky, and Mozartiana, a ballet by the prolific Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.


The show will be staged by les Étoiles, les Premiers Danseurs and le Corps de Ballet, with the participation of the students of the École de Danse de l’Opéra de Paris.


Our Grands Hotel Parisiens are at a short distance walk from Palais Garnier. Guests staying at our hotel between October 22nd and November 15th, mark your calendars and don’t forget to book your tickets before they’re all sold out!