The dance tradition in France goes back hundreds of years. Although it originated in Italy in the 15th century, many of the ballet techniques that we know today developed in France. Of course, depending on the region, other variations of ballet developed in parallel. As a result, different forms of the classical dance, like Russian ballet, are also common.
At the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, visitors to Paris will soon be able to see a collaboration between French and Russian talents, the result of which is a beautiful and innovative ballet performance that should not be missed.
From March 16 until March 18, 2013, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées will present a ballet entitled ‘Rodin et son Eternelle Idole’ (‘Rodin and His Eternal Idol’). The ballet tells the story of the French artist and sculptor Auguste Rodin. In two acts, the show reveals the master artist’s life and his passionate relationship with his muse and apprentice Camille Claude. Set to music by French composers such as Ravel and Debussy, but with Russian choreography and dancers, this ballet represents a true blending of cultures and traditions.
Performed by the Saint-Petersburg Eifman Ballet, this striking show will surprise even the most jaded of classical dance aficionados.
Luckily, guests staying at one of the Sister Hotels Champs-Elysées are in the perfect spot to enjoy a ballet performance at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées — their rooms are in close vicinity of this impressive cultural center. However, visitors should keep in mind that this theater is not actually located on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées. Instead, it is found on the nearby Avenue Montaigne, a very posh and exclusive area known for its designer shops.
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
15 avenue Montaigne
Metro: Alma-Marceau (line 9) or Franklin-Roosevelt (line 1)