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Music by Jean-Baptiste Lully, André Campra, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Marc-Antoine Charpentier
John Butt conductor/harpsichord
Hubert Hazebroucq choreographer
Anna Dennis soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
Les Corps Eloquents dance
The sights and sounds of Versailles – elegant 17th century dance meets the best of French Baroque music.
Recreating the sounds of Versailles, we’re blending elegant French dance from the court of Louis XIV with a greatest hits of French music from the era.
Mixing the best of Lully, Rameau, Campra, Charpentier and more, this is a golden jukebox of French baroque, accompanied by authentic choreography as it was seen in the Royal palaces of the 17th century.
Together the music and dance tell a story bringing together characters from Orfeo, Acis and Galatea and other well-known classical stories. Think Into the Woods, but for Greek myth.
The dance is choreographed by Hubert Hazebroucq, star of the BBC film about Louis XIV, The King Who Invented Ballet.
Watch our trailer:
Pre-concert talk, 6pm – 6.30pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer
Dangerous Liaisons is all about people falling in and out of love. Social psychologist Professor Viren Swami gives us a historical overview of the science of attraction, and how people thought about it very differently in the Baroque era than they do today.
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