Dido and Aeneas

Blanca Li, Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas is given a choreographic adaptation for 10 dancers by the choreographer Blanca Li, in a powerful incarnation whose intimacy reinforces all the tragic beauty of this baroque masterpiece.

In the collective imagination, the love between Dido, queen of Carthage, and Aeneas, future founder of Rome, defines one of the highest expressions of the tragic passion of love. From the work Purcell composed in 1689, the Madrid-based Blanca Li proposes a staging both contemporary and anchored in tradition, on the version recorded by Les Arts Florissants and William Christie. In a modern claroscuro, glistening reflections dazzle and dance in the changing the light. The protagonists diffract as they evolve in a universe suspended between sky and water. In this way, Blanca Li completes a metamorphosis of this masterpiece in a sculptural, evolutive and sensual space.


Direction & Choreography Blanca Li
Music Henry Purcell

Scenography Blanca Li
with the participation of Pierre Attrait
Costumes Laurent Mercier
Lighting Pascal Laajili

Assistant choreography Deborah Torres Garguilo and Gyslein Lefever
Piece for 10 dancers
with Alizée Duvernois, Victor Virnot, Gaël Rougegrez, Meggie Isabet, Quentin Picot, Martina Consoli, Maeva Lassere, Gaetan Vermeulen, Julien Marie-Anne and Coline Fayolle

Sound recording Les Arts Florissants - William Christie by Opera Vision


Production Compagnie Blanca Li / Calentino
Coproductions La Villette, Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse, Théâtre de Liège, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona
Choreographic creation at the Studios de la Compagnie, Fondation Fiminco de Romainville
Hosted creation residency at Le Cube Garges
With the support of the Ministère de la Culture - Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Île-de-France

Photo © Dan Aucante

Prices and seating plan
from 5.5€ to 35€ (tarif c)
More details
1h10 sans entracte

Vous aimerez aussi





The Wings of desire

Othman Louati