This is a premiere for 30 dancers of hip-hop, krump, break, voguing... A first for the director Clément Cogitore and for the choreographer Bintou Dembélé. And a first for the Paris’ Opera Bastille. By bringing together urban dance and opera singing, they reinvent Jean-Philippe Rameau's baroque masterpiece, Les Indes Galantes. From rehearsals to public performances, it is a human adventure and a meeting of political realities that we follow: can a new generation of artists storm the Bastille today?
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In 1735, Rameau created Les Indes Galantes, which reflected French colonial expansion and represented the myth of the noble savage. In 2019, Philippe Béziat filmed a generation of dancers who took center stage of Opera Bastille in Paris for the very first time and who reappropriated this baroque masterpiece by affirming another reading of European history.