19 mars > 29 juin - La Friche belle de mai


I installation I

private viewing 19 March at 6pm
from 20 March to 29 June I 1pm to 7pm except Mondays

at La Friche Belle de Mai I Tour Panorama

A Ballet National de Marseille production
Co-produced by Friche de la Belle de Mai

Whether hanging loose without a dancer to wear them or hampering movement, costumes have often been a constituent part of Christian Rizzo’s work. His approach to clothing has attracted the interest of couture houses, even though the choreographer specifies that “from the moment fashion enters a theatre, it becomes a costume”.

For Spring at the BNM, the choreographer and his associate, Caty Olive, for whom light is a form of writing for the stage, have devised a living installation out of some of the 3,500 items that have dressed the company’s stars since the days of Roland Petit.

However it is not about an inventory of gestures that have disappeared: in Ou Pas the dancers are invited to an introspective abandonment, carried by the enigmatic encounter between history-laden costumes and their contemporary presence. .

tarifs I plein 6 € I réduit 3 €
du mardi au dimanche de 11h à 19h
billetterie I par tél. I 04 95 04 95 95
sur place I Friche la Belle de mai - 41 rue Jobin 13003
en ligne I lafriche.org

bus I 49 & 52 I arrêt Belle de Mai la Friche

Published on 31 March 2014

15 March to 11 May at Château Borély

I fashion & costumes I
private viewing 14 March I 6pm 

exhibition from 15 March to 11 May at Château Borély

production Ballet National de Marseille 

exhibition organised by Fabienne Vandenbrouck and Christine Germain-Donnat

Did you know that Yves Saint-Laurent designed some of the Ballet National de Marseille’s most beautiful costumes, such as the ones for Roland Petit’s Notre Dame de Paris? Roland Petit, the founder of the Ballet National de Marseille, continually sought the collaboration of great couturiers to produce original creations: Gianni Versace’s shoulder-padded silhouettes for Java For Ever, Hervé Léger’s slender bandage dresses for Lac des Cygnes et ses maléfices, not forgetting the rose-covered tutus by renowned fashion illustrator René Gruau. As well as an opportunity to present astonishing pieces like Zizi Jeanmaire’s bustiers for Carmen and La Belle au Bois Dormant or the large skirt designed by the architect Zaha Hadid for Frédéric Flamand’s Métapolis, this exhibition will present new technical fabrics used in fashion as well as poorer ones picked out by the Campana brothers. A true history of dance tailor-made!

tarifs I plein 5 € I réduit 3 €
gratuit le dim. jusqu’à 13h
visites commentées I sam. 10h30 & 15h I dim. 15h

I billetterie I sur place du mar. au dim. 10h > 18h
Château Borély - 134, av. Clôt Bey - 13008
bus I 19 ou 44 ou 83 I

fermé le lundi sauf les lundis de Pâques & Pentecôte

Published on 30 March 2014

Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten

adapted from Albert Camus
Choreography Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten

16/05/2014 - THÉÂTRE DU GYMNASE (F) - 20h30

Very recently appointed artistic directors of the Ballet National de Marseille, Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten have chosen to meet Marseille audiences in the Théâtre du Gymnase.

On the bill is a solo inspired by Albert Camus’ celebrated novel “L’Etranger” that premiered in 2013 in the Théâtre du Jeu de Paume in Aix-en-Provence. Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten enjoy exploring works of literature and their adaptation of this legendary work – not in words, but in a choreographic language – was a challenge that these two creators were more than capable of meeting. For years their artistic approach has been about questioning the place of the body in society. It is a very physical work that uses the dancer’s energy and power, putting the spotlight on intuition and original freedom, without ignoring a very extensive work of documented information.

In this multimedia dance show, Emio Greco dances Albert Camus’ words with the strength of a committed body, in an enclosed and suffocating world, in the heat of a luminous and noisy Algeria in which a man demands his freedom and his right to be different.

“A perfect and very beautiful translation of Camus’ words.” La Provence

“A pure concentration of originality and sensibility and of that indignation that is so characteristic of Noble Prize winner Albert Camus.” La Marseillaise

PRICES 10 € > 20 €
4 Rue du Théatre Français,
13001 Marseille

Published on 10 March 2014

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