Estro music: Vivaldi and Nocturnes music: Chopin. Premiere at the Opéra de Reims the 15th and 16th of november. Two creations expand Malandain Ballet Biarritz repertoire. Based on L’Estro Armonico Op.3 and Stabat Mater by Antonio Vivaldi, the first ballet, Estro, is about the desire for elevation. As for the second ballet, Nocturnes, it was inspired by the representations of Danse Macabre and was choreographed on the music of several Nocturnes by Frédéric Chopin.
On the invitation of Manuel Legris, director of the Wiener Staatsoper and Wiener Volksoper Ballets, Françoise Dubuc, ballet teacher at Malandain Ballet Biarritz, was in Vienna from 9 to 28 June to begin to prepare Mozart à 2 (1997) and Don Juan (2006) by Thierry Malandain. She will return from 21 September to 4 October to finalise the transmission of these two ballets. They will officially be included in the repertoire of the Austrian company at the première of Wiener Volksoper on 16 November 2014.
Dance Europe magazine, as every year, published the critics' choice for the 2013-2014 season. The Malandain Ballet Biarritz continues to feature prominently in this ranking !
Thierry Malandain was named "Best Choreographer" for his ballet Cendrillon at the Taglioni European Ballet Awards in Berlin. This award is not the first one for the choreographer who received the Prix de la Critique for Une Dernière Chanson in 2012. Thierry Malandain was rewarded for his ballet Cendrillon by a jury of six European critics who praised "his complex narrative art, his refined sense of humour, his refreshing style combining a sharp and surprising psychological analysis with a high degree of technique…”
As a partner of the UPPAdanse Inter-University meetings organised by the University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour, Malandain Ballet Biarritz has been inviting around 150 students in a choreographic residency for the last ten years. During a week, these young people have the opportunity to talk about a ballet of Thierry Malandain under the direction of Dominique Cordemans and to work with other choreographers. Three performances are organised in the university towns of Aquitaine under the auspices of the “Ballet de l’Étudiant”, in addition to the September performances given as part of the Scènes Ouvertes of Le Temps d'Aimer la Danse festival and to the shows organised every two years in April for the Rencontres Chorégraphiques.