If you want to take your kids out for some of the best musical shows in Paris check out the Festival Mino. The festival takes place at two different locations: the Espace Cardin and the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles. The shows range from 2 to 5 and up, they run for about 50 minutes each and cost 10€ (or 6€/person if it is a school group).
November 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2011
Festival Mino at the Espace Cardin
1 Avenue Gabriel
November 9, 10, 11 & 12, 2011
Festival Mino at the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles
46 rue Quincampoix
A Propos de Sara is a new flamenco show created in 2009 by Sara Baras. If you like Flamenco this is the show you want to see. Sara Baras will be performing in Paris at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées from December 19, 2009 until January 11, 2010. Check out the theatre’s website for online booking, seating chart, show times and prices.
December 19-31, 2009 - January 2-11, 2010
Sara Baras at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
15 Avenue Montaigne
Metro: Alma-Marceau, Franklin-Roosevelt
RER: Pont de l’Alma
Keep an eye out for the finals at the dance conservatory of Paris: the CNSMDP (Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Dance de Paris.) You can attend a free two hour performance—the Certificat d’Interprétation exam— with the judges on the premises. The final grades are posted an hour and a half later. The Certificat d’Interprétation en Danse Contemporaine is the fifth year exam and it takes place over two days: first day is the contemporary dance session and the second day is the classical dance one. The representations are divided in two parts: first the duos in which one or both students are being graded and then the final part gathering all the students in one piece.
This a student show and it is free and open to the public. Reservations need to be made at the time of the examination, early May, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris
209 Avenue Jean-Jaurès
Metro: Porte de Pantin
“In the game of love, getting there is three-quarters of the fun. Or so the French would have us believe, in a literary tradition that dates back to the 17th century, when Louis XIV, no prude himself, founded the Paris Opera Ballet. This kind of formalized courtship is the updated subject of “Le Parc,” a visually stunning work by Angelin Preljocaj, a genuine experimental choreographer.” Anna Kisselgoff.
Le Parc was created in 1994 for the Ballet de l’Opéra National de Paris.
Choreography: Angelin Preljocaj
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (extracts from pieces for strings and piano concertos)
Sets: Thierry Leproust
Costumes: Hervé Pierre
Lighting: Jacques Chatelet
March 6-19, 2009
Le Parc at the Opéra de Paris
At the corner of rue Scribe and rue Auber
Ticket prices are: 6€, 7€, 10€, 20€, 40€, 63€, 85€
In her Impeccable style and as glamorous as a 1940’s Hollywood star, burlesque performer Dita Von Teese will be stripping at the Crazy Horse the two first weeks of February. She drew Paris’ fashion world on opening night: Chantal Thomass, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel, Olivier Theyskens… Will you let her titillate you next?
February 1-15, 2009
Dita Von Teese at the Crazy Horse
12 Avenue George V
Metro: Alma Marceau, George V
Sun-F: 8.15pm / 10.45pm
Sat: 7.00pm / 9:30 pm / 11:45 pm