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October 20, 2022 to October 23, 2022

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier - Place des Arts Book

Choreographer Étienne Béchard returns to Les Grands Ballets heading a mixed program that will kick off the 66th season in force. First off, Carmen, a symbol of rebelliousness if ever there was one—will break happily from tradition, choreographed here to the Carmen Suite derived by Rodion Shchedrin from Bizet’s opera.

In the second part of this music-inspired evening accompanied by Les Grands Ballets' Orchestra, Les Grands Ballets’ dancer Kiara Flavin presents her first piece for the company, The Waves. Set to Stravinsky’s Concerto for Violin and inspired by the eponymous novel by writer Virginia Woolf, which published at the same time as Stravinsky premiered his Concerto, in October of 1931. Two tumultuous pieces whose strength shape Flavin’s piece.

Triple-Bill presented with Les Grands Ballets’ Orchestra

Choreography: Étienne Béchard
Music: Rodion Shchedrin
Running time: 45 minutes

Intermission: 20 minutes

The Waves
Choreography: Kiara Flavin
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Running time: 22 minutes

The Rite of Spring
Choreography: Étienne Béchard
Music: Igor Stravinsky's Violin Concerto in D
Running time: 30 minutes