François Couperin (1668-1733)
The CMBV is deeply involved in early dance and a driving force behind many stage productions, including this one by Marie-Geneviève Massé.
As the Sun King aged only memories remained of the young soverign dancing and dancing at court declined too without the King on the stage. The Royal Chapel played music by Couperin le Grand – refined, delicate and theatrical in the form of wistful or introspective dance suites.
This three part spectacle imagines a meeting between two anachronistic youths – an impetuous dance loving King and an elegant, magesterial Couperin – which sheds new light on the touching, poetic and burlesque sides of the Sun King.