||For her first official choreography for the Ballet d’Europe, Florencia Gonzalez has chosen to stage The Little Prince. The ballet will be performed on stage by nine dancers from the Ballet d’Europe, displaying the highly original, fluid and aesthetic movements characteristic of Florencia Gonzalez’s very personal style.
The classically trained choreographer studied at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and the John Cranko School in Stuttgart before developing her own broadly contemporary dance style. For this dance version of The Little Prince, she not only created the choreography but also turned her hand to every artistic aspect of the production, from set design to costumes. The score is by René Aubry, to which Gonzalez has added the voices of the dancers, reading out extracts from the text and the video.
In this adaptation, Florencia Gonzalez is keen to bring out the love story between the Little Prince and his rose. The worlds he visits on his travels are not confined to a single character, but include the impression that these worlds create: a certain absurdity that calls to the Little Prince.
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