Angelin Preljocaj's French dance company performs Snow White ("Blanche Neige"), a contemporary romantic ballet based on the popular Grimm Brothers tale with costumes by Jean-Paul Gaultier set to a selection of Mahler's symphonies.
- Mar. 30 - Apr. 1, 2012
- Eisenhower Theater
- 1 hour, 50 minutes
- $18.00 - $55.00
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Angelin Preljocaj, Artistic Director
Blanche Neige (Snow White)
"Everything delights the eye in this tale brought in line with current tastes."
French dance company Ballet Preljocaj has made a name for itself through performances "packed with vitality… visceral, sometimes violent and sometimes tender" (The New York Times). Now in Blanche Neige, choreographer Angelin Preljocaj turns his eye on the well-known tale of Snow White. This contemporary romantic ballet based on the popular Brothers Grimm story, with costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier and danced to a selection of excerpts from Mahler's symphonies, pits the familiar fable against the realities of life--be they beautiful or brutal.
"Snow White revived by Preljocaj is a dazzling jewel, an enchanted spectacle that celebrates the reconciliation between contemporary creation and narration, aesthetics and, above all, meaning," says Classica repertoire. With a queen that far surpasses simple evil, a darkened forest, cliff-climbing dwarves, and a delicate Snow White dressed simply in a Jean Paul Gaultier toga, this is part ballet, part theater, all breathtaking. Ballet Preljocaj puts a modern twist on the grand tradition of storytelling through movement that is not to be missed.
Performance Timing: 1 hour, 50 minutes, with no intermission.
Please note, these performances contain brief nudity.
Explore the Arts: On March 30, join a free post-performance discussion with a moderator and members of the company.
Ballet Preljocaj’s engagements are presented with the support of the State Plaza Hotel.
International programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.