Paris Opera Ballet performing 'Suite en Blanc': the company that originally premiered Lifar's ballet in Zurich (Lifar took a lead role.)
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Aurélie Dupont and Paris Opera Ballet in Serge Lifars Suite en Blanc. © Stephanie Berger.
Lifar's work is set to music by Edouard Lalo from the 1882 ballet 'Namouna', in which the names of the dances (Sieste, Serenade, Cigarette) were keyed to a story. In 'Suite en Blanc' they carry no meaning, but Lifar still enjoyed playing on the names, and viewers will see images of wafting smoke in Cigarette if they watch closely.
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'Suite en Blanc' uses one of Lifar's favorite movement motif: a flattened profile with shoulders turned 90 degrees to the hips reminiscent of Egyptian art.
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SF Ballet's Sofiane Sylve and Tiit Helimets in Lifar’s Suite en Blanc at the 2013 Gala (© Erik Tomasson)
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With its sea of dancers in white, Lifar's 'Suite en Blanc' is an appropriately 'wintry' ballet for this time of year...