Royal Ballet Flanders
The Generalife Theatre
Monday 25 June 22:30 Dance


Royal Ballet Flanders

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, artistic director 


L’ Oiseau de feu

Choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Music: Igor Stravinsky

Set and lighting design: Willy Cessa

Costumes: Tim Van Steenbergen

Video: Philipp Contag-Lada

Original production: Stuttgarter Ballet

Première: Stuttgart, 13 March 2015

Première by the Royal Ballet Flanders in Ghent, 7 October 2017

Duration: 25mins





Choreography: Martha Graham

Music: Wallingford Riegger

Designers: Denise Vale, Virginie Mécène

Costume designer: Martha Graham

Original lighting designer: Jean Rosenthal

Lighting designers reconstruction: David Finley, Steven L. Shelley

Original production: Martha Graham Dance Company

Première: New York, 20 December 1936

Première by the Royal Ballet Flanders in Ghent, 13 May 2017

Duration: 25mins



Choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Music: Claude Debussy and Nitin Sawhney

Staging: James O’Hara

Costume designer: Hussein Chalayan

Lighting and set designer: Adam Carrée

Original production: Sadler’s Wells in collaboration with Eastman

Première: London, 13 October 2009

Première by the Royal Ballet Flanders in Ghent, 3 October 2013

Duration: 20mins



On the centenary of the death of Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

The Royal Ballet Flanders is one of the most prestigious dance companies in Europe at the moment. In them we see a contemporary dance esthetic which brings to mind those great works of the repertoire in Paris in the nineties. The director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, whose personal style is a cross between dreamlike and contortionist which has made him famous, has created specific choreographies for Stravinsky’s The Firebird (premiered in Paris by Les Ballets Russes in 1910) and Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune. The company offers an outstanding version of these works from their intuitive view and their highly esthetic concept.