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.