L’Heure Exquise – Maurice Béjart

Theatre Baden-Baden: Alessandra Ferri and Carsten Jung

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Virginia Woolf, Eleonora Duse, and now She, based on a play by Samuel Beckett: portraits of strong women are a trademark of Alessandra Ferri, formerly prima ballerina at Milan’s La Scala and still one of the most famous dancers in the world. Ferri's career is unusual: at the age of 44 she halted her public appearances, and then started all over again at 50. In L'Heure exquise Ferri portrays an elderly ballerina who, surrounded by a mountain of faded pointe shoes, reminisces about her golden years. Ferris’s partner will be Carsten Jung, former principal soloist with the Hamburg Ballet (John Neumeier), who is already well known in Baden-Baden.

Photo that shows Alessandra Ferri Hi Res C Ash. © ASH
© ASH

Program

L’Heure Exquise
Variations on a theme from Samuel Beckett’s
Oh, Les Beaux Jours, Balet by Maurice Béjart
Music by Anton Webern, Gustav Mahler, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Franz Lehár


In Theatre Baden-Baden.

Prepared for revival by Maina Gielgud and Micha van Hoecke, with the kind permission of the Fondation Maurice Béjart

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