With the Compagnie de Danse l’Éventail* and the Folies Françoises**
Marie-Geneviève Massé Artistic director and choreography
Patrick Cohën-Akenine Conductor
Olivier Bériot Costumes
*The Compagnie de Danse L’Eventail is subsidised by the French Ministry of Culture – DRAC of the Pays de la Loire. Supported by the State – Préfet of the region Pays de la Loire, the Conseil Régional of the Pays de la Loire, the Sarthe department and the City of Sablé- sur-Sarthe.
With the support of La Ménagerie de Verre as part of Studiolab.
**Les Folies Françoises are supported by the Ministry of Culture (DRAC Centre-Val de Loire), the Centre-Val de Loire region and the city of Orléans. Supported by SPEDIDAM, ADAMI and the French Institute of specific projects.
Every summer Saturday, after the Musical Fountains Show or before the Night Fountains Shows, discover or rediscover Château de Versailles Grand Apartments with baroque musicians and dancers.
The Royal Serenade in the Hall of Mirrors is a forty minute visit of the Grand Apartments at sunset, from the Royal Chapel’s Vestibule, to the Hercules’s Room through the Hall of Mirrors, with the musicians des Folies Françoises and the Compagnie de Danse l’Éventail.
Dressed in magnificent baroque costumes, the artists bring to life scenes from the 17thcentury court in the golden setting of Versailles: the King’s dressing ceremony, the rituals of the Court ball, the meditative mood of religious music…
THE COMPAGNIE DE DANSE L’ÉVENTAIL
Under the direction of Marie-Geneviève Massé since 1985, the Compagnie de Danse l’Éventail has been located in Sablé-sur-Sarthe since 2001. It travels all around the world and is recognized as an essential reference in the field of baroque dance; it develops two complementary approaches linking memory and innovation: one in the vein of the 17th and 18th century and the other with the design of original shows based on contemporary outlines and concepts.