No words, backstage / reharsals of La Belle at the Bolshoi Theater
No words, backstage / reharsals of La Belle at the Bolshoi Theater

La Belle

J-Ch. Maillot

Jean-Christophe Maillot brings us an aesthetically-pleasing and ferocious psychoanalytical interpretation of this famous fairy-tale, tapping into our childhood memories, fears and desires. The feats that mark Sleeping Beauty’s story mirror the rites each woman must go through throughout her life. Perrault understood this only too well, and in turn, the choreographer has managed to break through the sugar-coated casing Disney previously used in handling the tale.


Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Music: Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski
Scenography: Ernest Pignon-Ernest
Costumes: Philippe Guillotel (creation), Jérôme Kaplan (new production 2016)
Lighting: Dominique Drillot
Premiere held on December 27th 2001, Grimaldi Forum Monaco