The Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet presents Le Train Bleu, a one-act ballet that premiered on June 20, 1924, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. The original ballet was choreographed by Bronislava Nijinska for Serge Diaghilev's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. It featured many other artistic contributions as well, including libretto by Jean Cocteau, music by Darius Milhaud, set designs by Henri Laurens, curtain by Pablo Picasso, and costumes by Coco Chanel. Taking place at the fashionable resort of Deauville, the sports-themed storyline incorporates swimmers, tennis players, and weight lifters and is a study on the wealthy youth of the 1920s.
Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet plans to re-stage this delightful ballet while collaborating with Zachary Broadhurst and Danny Skinner on set design and Kennetha Perera on costume design.
1:00 p.m. Le Train Bleu Performance
2:00 p.m. Docent-led tours highlighting related artworks*
3:00 p.m. Le Train Bleu Repeat Performance
*Space on the tours is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the event.
General admission is $30. Student and senior admission is $15. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door before the performance.