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Les Forains

Creation by Les Ballets des Champs-Élysées, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, March 2nd 1945


Premiere by the Ballet du Capitole, October 22nd 2014


Music  Henri Sauguet

Choreography  Roland Petit 

Booklet  Boris Kochno  

Sets and costumes  Christian Bérard 

Lighting  Jean-Michel Désiré




The ballet Les Forains (1945) marks the true beginning of choreographer Roland Petit. Poetic evocation of Travellers, Roland Petit, only 21 years old, already demonstrates stylistic qualities he will continue to  develop thereafter. Dances of the shadows, the Siamese sisters, Loie Fuller, Sleeping Beauty and the magician, the girl-acrobat: many unforgettable passages full of poetry.


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