Pretty fairies, rat kings, wizards, brave princes, sleeping beauties and small swans — it is a fragile piece of poetry, an hour and a half long reflection of master Thierry Malandain about the magic of dance.
Imaginative play and the universal body language incorporatesthe classical movement and the fun freedom of dance.
Malandain Ballet Biarritz — is a renown neoclassical ballet company that constantly performsat the largest theater festivals in France and worldwide. The Malandain Ballet is one of the few French ballet companies, which has the status of a national ballet company. Created in 1998 by the Ministry of Culture of France and the city of Biarritz, the company immediately got its undisputable leader, Thierry Malandain, who quickly turned Malandain Ballet Biarritzinto one of the most successful companies in France.
Today Malandain Ballet Biarritz is one of the most popular European ballet companies giving about 400 performances around the world annually. In their home city of Biarritz over 10 000 spectators are eagerly waiting for their performances every year. Malandain Ballet Biarritz produces one premiere a year, but each of the productions withstands over 100 performances.
Educational activities play a significant role in the life of the company, which includes 20 dancers. Through public events dedicated to ballet, open choreographic laboratories, international ballet projects, Malandain Ballet Biarritz contributes not only to the development of modern dance, but also promotes intercultural relations in Europe.