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music of the renaissance

27-11-2016 à 5:00 pm

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La Halle aux Grains, scène nationale
00 33 (0)2 54 90 44 00
http://www.halleauxgrains.com

Royal festivities at the French court

Show

World premiere: Hong Kong, May 2015
European premiere on the opening evening of Chambord Festival, July 2015

Francis I, who was crowned king of France at the age of twenty, was a chivalrous monarch, a builder of châteaux, a patron who gathered around him the most illustrious artists, poets, musicians, architects and engineers of the Renaissance, including Leonardo da Vinci, Benvenuto Cellini and Francesco Primaticcio. Young, athletic and an excellent dancer, he was to involve all those artists in the court entertainments that reached their height with the so-called “Magnificences” – extravagant and highly refined expressions of the art of the French court fête.

Presse cuttings

“Truly creative. Much more than a re-creation, restoration or reconstruction.”
Mouvement.net, 24 November 2015, Nicolas Villodre

” The performance was superb and gorgeous in its authenticity, with period music, dances, and costumes. [...] We look forward to seeing more performances like this in the future.”
IATC (International Association of Theatre Critics), Hong Kong, 2 June 2015, Dic-Lun Fung

Hubert Hazebroucq, dancer
Gloria Giordano, dancer
Olivier Collin, dancer
Annabelle Blanc, dancer

Véronique Bourin, soprano
Hugues Primard, ténor
Pascale Boquet, lute, Renaissance guitar

Elsa Frank, Adrien Reboisson, Jérémie Papasergio, Denis Raisin Dadre, bombards, dulcians and recorders
Bruno Caillat, percussion

Hubert Hazebroucq, choreography
Jérôme Bourdin, costumes
Philippe Vallepin, staging
Jérôme Allart, lighting

 

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