Le Parc

Release date
Palais Garnier
1:42 (no interval)
Angelin Preljocaj
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Musical direction
Benjamin Shwartz

Paris Opera Orchestra
Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet of the Paris Opera

Le Parc
Photo credit
© Yonathan Kellerman/OnP

Main informations

In this piece specifically created for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1994, the choreographer Angelin Preljocaj finds a subtle balance between the classical genius of Mozart’s music and the modernity of his choreographic language. The perfectly chiselled sets evoke the elegance and refinement of a French‑style garden while the costumes draw inspiration from the Age of Enlightenment. Advancing to the caprices of an imaginary Carte du Tendre and guided by strange gardeners, the dancers awaken to love, from first encounters to seduction, from timidity to attraction, from resistance to the sweet appeal of abandon in sublimely soaring “pas de deux”. Even today, this timeless work continues to explore the codes of love and the way human feelings develop.

Artistic team


Music / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sound design / Goran Vejvoda
Choreography / Angelin Preljocaj
Sets / Thierry Leproust
Costumes / Hervé Pierre
Lighting design / Jacques Chatelet
Choreographic score and rehearsals / Dany Lévêque

Musical direction / Benjamin Shwartz
Paris Opera Orchestra
Piano / Elena Bonnay

Presented by Aurélie Dupont,
Paris Opera’s Director of Dance

Film director / Louise Narboni


Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet of the Paris Opera


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