HD Screening
The Paris Opera & Ballet
Angelin Preljocaj’s
Le Parc

Followed by a Q&A with Angelin Preljocaj,
moderated by Wendy Perron

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is proud to partner with the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet (AFPOB) to present the sixth consecutive season of The Paris Opera & Ballet HD screenings, bringing the company’s premier music and dance productions to New York audiences.

Commissioned by the Paris Opera Ballet in 1994, Le Parc has become a beloved mainstay in the company’s repertoire. The ballet strikes a balance between the classical genius of Mozart paired with Angelin Preljocaj‘s modern choreography. The setting is an elegant French‑style garden, with dancers wearing carefully crafted costumes evoking the Age of Enlightenment. Viewers enter a highly contrasted universe and are quickly swept up in a seductive tale of love.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, moderated by Wendy Perron, dance critic and editor-in-chief of Dance Magazine from 2004 to 2013.

Approx. 2 hours including Q&A
No intermission


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

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    • Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Sound design: Goran Vejvoda
      Choreography: Angelin Preljocaj
      Sets: Thierry Leproust
      Costumes: Hervé Pierre
      Lighting desig: 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

The Paris Opera & Ballet

The Paris Opera & Ballet is a world cultural treasure with a rich history that underpins an innovative, vital present.

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    • The Paris Opera traces its beginnings to King Louis XIV of France, who established a formal academy of music and dance at court in 1669. Over the centuries, the company has undergone many transformations as a public institution. Today the 430-member company of musicians and dancers, led by general director Alexander Neef, ballet director Aurelie Dupont, and newly appointed music director Gustavo Dudamel, collaborates with acclaimed directors, choreographers, and singers, and enjoys a position as one of the leading opera and ballet institutions in the world.


American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet

Incorporated by Rudolf Nureyev in 1984 and based in New York, the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet (AFPOB) is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization that raises funds to support the Paris Opera and promote French-American artistic exchange.