BOOK
PROGRAM

CONTACTS

VONY SARFATI
Director, Production Department
vsarfati@productions-sarfati.fr

ÉLODIE DESSERTENNE GALIN
Coordinator, Production Department
egalin@productions-sarfati.fr

ISABELLE DEVILLE
Communication Manager
ideville@productions-sarfati.fr

DUO
BENJAMIN MILLEPIED
ALEXANDRE THARAUD

BENJAMIN MILLEPIED | Choreographer and dancer
ALEXANDRE THARAUD | Piano

ABOUT THE SHOW

TranscenDanses celebrates Benjamin Millepied’s return to the stage! After his career as a soloist with the New York City Ballet, the dancer announced in 2011 that he would prefer to focus on choreography and company direction. More than ten years later, he is back on stage for an exceptional evening where he performs with pianist Alexandre Tharaud.

« As a child, I wanted to be a dancer and was irresistibly drawn to the Opéra de Paris, while Benjamin dreamed of being a pianist, before becoming the superb dancer and choreographer we now know. I wasn’t gifted enough to pursue ballet. The piano welcomed me with open arms. Benjamin and I met a few years later at the Place des Vosges in Paris. On that day, the seed of an idea formed of a residency at the Opéra, where I would give concerts and get involved in several ballets inspired by piano repertoire. A while later, our paths have now crossed again on a more intimate project, bringing our two skillsets together. The whole of Benjamin’s art is very closely linked to music, and I think I can say that my technique would not be what it is without those years spent at the barre as a child, the physical discipline, and my passion for dance which was constantly refreshed. ” Alexandre Tharaud, Alexandre Tharaud.

Coproduction Productions Internationales Albert Sarfati / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
BOOK
PROGRAM

CONTACTS

VONY SARFATI
Director, Production Department
vsarfati@productions-sarfati.fr

ÉLODIE DESSERTENNE GALIN
Coordinator, Production Department
egalin@productions-sarfati.fr

ISABELLE DEVILLE
Communication Manager
ideville@productions-sarfati.fr