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The Prodigal Son

Three choreographed scenes

Premiere by the Ballet du Capitole in Toulouse, 8 October 1994


Music  Sergei Prokofiev Music

Choreography ​  George Balanchine 

Sets and costumes  Georges Rouault

Lighting  Patrick Méeüs

Ballet restaged by Paul Boos



Based on the words of Boris Kochno, The Prodigal Son draws its inspiration from the famous biblical parable. This narrative ballet is a very powerful innovative and expressionist piece, with sets and costumes by Georges Rouault that are reminiscent of Byzantine icons. As for the choreography, it has lost nothing of its modernity and evocative strength.


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