Contemporary ball

On Tuesday 23 april 2024

In Programs

What if dancing to contemporary music were possible?

The image of contemporary music, often seen as serious, complex, and sometimes impenetrable, will be radically transformed here. Because we can bet that bodies will move to the rhythm of this blank canvas left to the composers.

From tango to samba, passing through waltzes, ballroom or urban dances will be as many islands of an innovative sound archipelago.

The contemporary ball! A unique and festive event, full of discoveries and surprises. An introduction to dance steps and simple choreographies will be provided before the ball by a choreographer and 2 professional dancers.

A section of waltzes from the great repertoire (Strauss, Schubert) could open the ball.

Bal contemporain ars musica cinema palace 2019


Igor Stravinsky, Tango, Valse ,Ragtime (Excerpts from "The Soldier's Tale")
Igor Stravinsky, Tango (adaptation by Apolline Jesupret)
Alfred Schnittke, Polyphonic tango
Denis Bosse, Valse UM-PAPA-DIS
Frédéric Verrières, Vertigo Waltz
Jean-Marie Rens , Danse dense
Harold Noben, Swirling Years
Adrien Tsilogiannis, S’élancer
Karl Naegelen, Habanera
Johann Strauss, Wein, Weib und Gesang op 333
Franz Schubert, Valses sentimentales

* Modifcations to the program may be made among the listed pieces.

15 musicians, 3 dancers

Program created in 2019
at the Maison du Peuple and Cinéma Palace

See the presentation

Bal Contemporain | Hedendaags Bal - Ars Musica 30 Years