Napoli

Premiere by the Ballet du Capitole on 28 March 2013

 

Music  Edvard Helsted and Holger Simon Paulli

Choreography  August Bournonville  

Lighting  Jean-Claude Asquié Lighting

 

 

Napoli (1842) is one of August Bournonville’s choreographic successes that has had immense influence on the development of ballet. The Bournonville technique stands apart from others by the execution of steps playing on variations of accents and amplitude, with grace and lightness. Beyond an exercise of style, these excerpts from Act III of Napoli are performed in an atmosphere of a folk festival.