Watch The Paris Opera Ballet perform in your local cinema!

Ballets Russes

Dance Informa is giving away 10 double passes to screenings of The Paris Opera Ballet’s Ballets Russes, being shown at Palace Cinemas nationally on March 11-16!

In this exciting programme, Palace Opera & Ballet presents The Paris Opera Ballet’s production of Ballets Russes, with four essential works being performed in their unsurpassable original, historic choreography. Honoring the work of Ballets Russes, an itinerant ballet company which performed between 1909 and 1929 throughout Europe and on tours to North and South America, this tribute reveals the genius of Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev.

The Paris Opera BalletAt the beginning of the last century, Diaghilev shook conventions and threw open the door to modernity by bringing the artistic elite of the era — choreographers, painters and musicians — under one breathtaking playbill. Some of these artists are remembered in this programme – with choreography by Michel Fokine, Vaslav Nijinsky and Léonide Massine. The music, performed live at the filming by The Paris Opera Ballet Orchestra, is by composers Carl Maria von Weber, Claude Debussy, Manuel de Falla and Igor Stravinsky. Set and costume designs are by Pablo Picasso, Léon Samoilovitch Bakst and Alexandre Benois.

Captured live in high definition from the historic Palais Garnier in Paris, this tribute reveals an unexpected diversity of inspiration. Australian student dancers and dance history buffs can catch a screening in cinemas on March 11, 12, 13 and 16.

For more information and to view the trailer, visit Each pass is valued at $48.

To win a double pass to a screening of Ballets Russes, email with the answer to this question: What Russian impresario founded the historic Ballet Russes troupe? Please title the email “Ballets Russes Giveaway”. Please provide your full name, date of birth and mailing address. This competition opens February 1 and closes February 26. Enter to win now!

*Passes are valid to any screening in Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Each pass just needs to be presented at the cinema’s box office on arrival in exchange for a ticket.

Photos courtesy of The Paris Opera Ballet.

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