Les Mirages

Ballet in one act and two scenes 

 

Creation by the Ballet of the Paris Opera, at the Palais Garnier, December 15th 1947

 

 

Premiere by the Ballet du Capitole, October 22nd 2014

 

Music  Henri Sauguet

Choreography  Serge Lifar 

Booklet  AM. Cassandre and Serge Lifar

Sets and costumes  AM. Cassandre  

Artistic advisor  Claude Bessy 

Lighting  Yves Bernard

 

 

 

With Les Mirages, Serge Lifar gives one of his deepest and most poetic ballet: he deploys his innate sense of male dance, intense dramatic density and a highly personal neoclassical vocabulary that emphasizes plastic harmony. Life is a succession of mirages which vanish, leaving the man alone with his shadow, in the vastness.