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Big Bang LX19

Le grand ballet

Zonzo Compagnie & Ictus Ensemble (Belgium)


The year is 1751, the place is Versailles. In the Roi Soleil’s private ballroom, a special ritual is being performed: roughly a hundred guests witness the creation of a new work for viol, continued through the mind of the court composer Marin Marais. The king listens attentively and later, to the surprise of his audience, he gradually begins to move a little. The court have no other choice than to follow what he is doing and to imitate their king. A strange choreography is developed: a kind of mixture between yoga exercises, a baroque court dance and a budding aerobics lesson. An incredible party takes place, performed to the sound of a duet between a viol and an electric guitar. Le Grand Ballet is a musical production without any words, in which the audience is invited to dance. Sometimes the musicians move to the sound of the music, but, at other times, the choreography gains its own life, and they limit themselves to just providing the backing.


Big Bang Festival is a coproduction between CCB (Centro Cultural de Belém) and Zonzo Compagnie, and it's part of the Big Bang european network, financed by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

This festival is supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Logótipos - CCB, Zonzo Compagnie, Programa Europa Criativa da União Europeia e EFFE

11 October, Friday, 10h00 and 13h30

12 October, Saturday, 11h00 and 14h30

Rehearsal Room
+6 years old
50 minutes
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