The String Orchestra takes part in the Nuit Blanche



The String Orchestra is taking part in the Nuit Blanche with four performances on Saturday 1st June:

From 7.30 pm to 8.05 pm
From 8.30 pm to 9.05 pm
From 9.40 pm to 10.15 pm
From 10.45 pm to 11.20 pm
Saint-George in Motion, virtuoso knight : it’s a contemporary recreation of the work of the historic figure of the Guadeloupe-born man-at-arms, master of music, foilist and violinist Joseph Bologne de Saint-George. It combines baroque music, contemporary dance and contemporary fencing in a three-part musical and choreographic opus orchestrated by violinist Romuald Grimbert-Barré and choreographer Johana Malédon.
Oscillating between the duality of codified gestures and improvised movements induced by sometimes incomplete scores, this original creation invites a transhistorical reflection on the singular destiny of an extraordinary man, a slave by birth who became a free and educated man of colour and whose Paris fell under the spell of the Age of Enlightenment and Abolition. He became famous as the Chevalier de Saint-George, and it is his portrait, as much as that of the city that helped shape him, that is presented here.


Saturday 1 June 2024
7:30 pm
String orchestra
Le Carreau du Temple
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