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Ballet Biarritz THE SEASONS

Wharton Center for Performing Arts

April 29, 2025

Performing Arts

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Discover the newest creation from the Malandain Ballet Biarritz, under the expert direction of Thierry Malandain: The Seasons. This prestigious company is renowned for its fusion of classical and contemporary dance, and The Seasons is certainly no exception from this legacy of greatness.

The Seasons brings together Antonio Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons with a parallel set by his contemporary, Giovanni Antonio Guido, in one bold and breathtakingly graceful program! Though both composers present musical celebrations of nature, Guido spent most of his adult life in France, and his Four Seasons—likely inspired by a series of paintings by Antoine Watteau—are clearly influenced by the French style. The juxtaposition of the two sets makes Vivaldi’s sound brand new—and look it, too, as the brilliant Malandain Ballet Biarritz prove their excellence once again in a choreography of supreme kinetic elegance, gorgeous geometry, and captivating design.