With POB director Brigitte Lefèvre and best-selling author of Apollo's Angels Jennifer Homans
|Monday, June 25, 2012|
|54 W. Chicago Avenue|
|Free for members/$10 for non-members|
THE FRENCH ARE COMING! There is only one Paris Opéra Ballet – and it gave the world Giselle, shown for the first time by the company in Chicago. Also performed: Epic French Masterpieces, a journey through dance that marks the life and evolution of the Paris Opéra Ballet. Evening and matinee performances June 26 - July 1 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.
At the Alliance Française de Chicago:
Monday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. / Free for members, $10 non-members
Join us for an evening with Paris Opéra Ballet director Brigitte Lefèvre and Jennifer Homans, best-selling author of Apollo's Angels, "the definitive history of the most impossibly fantastic art form, ballet." (New York Times Review of Books). The two-part program will describe the origins of ballet a t the court of Louis XIV as well as the challenges facing the PAris Opera Ballet now. Cocktail and book signing session with the author after the talk.
Click here to read the Apollo's Angels New York Times Review.
This program is made possible thanks to the Harris Theater of Music and Dance, the the Cultural Service of the French Consulate in Chicago and the Jean Bodfish Brown fund.
The Jean Bodfish Brown Fund celebrates the spirit and honors the memory of Jean Bodfish Brown by funding a program featuring an exceptional French artist or institution every year. Jean Bodfish Brown was President of the Alliance Française de Chicago from 1990 to 1992, and before her untimely passing in 1993 at age 52, was an active and dedicated Alliance member, as well as serving on the Board of Directors in various capacities. We recognize her generosity and contribution in helping to make the Alliance the model cultural institution it is today.
|For reservation information call: (312) 337-1070|
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