Release Date:

Jan 2015

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Belarbi: LA BÊTE ET LA BELLE (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) Ballet du Capitole

Julie Loria (The Beauty ); Takafumi Watanabe (The Beast );

La Bête et la Belle is renowned French choreographer Kader Belarbi’scompelling reimagining of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast – a psychological drama that explores therejection or acceptance of difference, centring around Beauty’s discovery ofthe depth of true love. First performed by the Grands Ballets Canadiens deMontréal in 2005, Théâtre du Capitole’s reprise of Belarbi’s acclaimedproduction has confirmed its status as among the best of modern ballets,combining stunning set and costume designs with striking choreography thatreflects the unique soundscape of the Ligeti-dominant musical score. TakafumiWatanabe and Julie Loria assume the lead roles in a production that instantlytransports us into the beautiful dream world of this timeless masterpiece reinterpreted.


"Times Argus" (…all the markings of one of the classic ballets: It had romance, spectacle and drama, and it was beautiful.)

"Times Argus" (…filled with spectacular dancing by large ensembles set beautifully. Imaginative and colorful sets and costumes by Valérie Berman and effective lighting by Marc Parent completed the visual spectacle…)