Le Parc

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Angelin Preljocaj created Le Parc in 1994 for the Paris Opera Ballet, starring Isabelle Guérin and Laurent Hilaire. The choreography plays with elements from both classical and contemporary ballet, which demands extreme precision from the dancers. With these means, Angelin Preljocaj takes a contemporary look at the highly stylised traditions and rules for love and life at the European courts of the 17th and 18th centuries. 


As the action unfolds, a play develops between allure and devotion, between budding and disappointed loves, between fleeting yet long-lasting encounters. The tone for these amorous entanglements is set by various orchestral works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as well as the noise and soundscapes created by Goran Vejvoda especially for Le Parc. Thierry Leproust's stage design is inspired by classical parks in France and creates an ambiguous space for the mystery of love. Within it, costume designer Hervé Pierre sets a fascinating play of materials in motion. He dresses the ensemble in rococo fashion and uses the tense contrast between courtly dress code and bourgeois rule-breaking. The main couple grows closer and closer over the three acts of the ballet and finally comes together in the last pas de deux, which has become known as the "flying kiss".

Program and cast

Choreography: Angelin Preljocaj

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sound: Goran Vejvoda

Conductor: Koen Kessels

Set Design: Thierry Leproust

Costume Design: Hervé Pierre

Lighting: Christian Kass

Stager: Naomi Perlov, Laurent Hilaire

Principal: N.N. N.N.

Piano: Dmitry Mayboroda


Ensemble of the Bayerisches Staatsballett

Bayerisches Staatsorchester

National Theatre Munich

The National Theatre Munich (German: Nationaltheater München) is an opera house in Max-Joseph-Platz in Munich, Germany. It is the home of the Bavarian State Opera and the Bayerisches Staatsballett(Bavarian State Ballet).


The Bavarian State Opera also performs in the Prinzregententheater, which opened in 1901 and, like the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, is built to Richard Wagner's specifications, and in the Cuvilliés Theatre at the Residenz, constructed in 1751–1753 and described by Thierry Beauvert as "a Rococo gem".


The Nationaltheater is very easy to get to both by car and by MVV public transportation. 

By MVV public transportation

S-Bahn: S 1 - 8 Marienplatz
U-Bahn: U 3, 6 Marienplatz, U 3 - 6 Odeonsplatz
Bus: 52, 131 Marienplatz, 100 Odeonsplatz
Straßenbahn: 19 Nationaltheater

On the day of the performance, holders of regular tickets are entitled to use public transport provided by the Münchner Verkehrsverbund (MVV). This service starts at 3 pm respectively three hours before the performance commences and ends with the closing hour of the MVV.

By Car

Take the Altstadt-Ring to Maximilianstraße.

Parking garage Max-Joseph-Platz: open Monday to Sunday from 6:00 A.M. to 2:00 A.M.

You can take advantage of the special theatre parking fee of Euro 10,- from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 A.M. by presenting your admission tickets.

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