Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin

Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin

Centre chorégraphique national
Direction : Bruno Bouché
Founded in 1972, the Ballet de l'Opéra National du Rhin is a company whose expertise and quality are unanimously acclaimed. It is one of the rare French companies to defend a rich and eclectic repertoire from baroque to modern and from classical to contemporary styles, so that every type of dance can be best appreciated. It is supported by a dance troupe of 32 permanent dancers from all over the world, who, in addition to their solid academic training, are able to consider and explore in depth a broad variety of styles. The company tours in France and abroad and is strongly committed to the choreographic development of Strasbourg, Mulhouse and Colmar and the entire region in order to educate the audience to open up to all styles and languages.

Since September 2017, Bruno Bouché took the helm of the company with the firm intention of anchoring it as a European Ballet in the 21st century. In the same vein as the work initiated by Bertrand d'At, his audacious artistic vision leads the ballet towards contemporary and demanding pieces, offering an aesthetic and a dramaturgy of great rigour.


Pieces available for touring

Season highlights

The Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin will open its season within the scope of the festival Le Temps d'Aimer in Biarritz, with the public premiere of Bruno Bouché's creation Wings of Desire.
Then, in October 2021, on the occasion of a programme dedicated to Schubert, the dancers-choreographers of the company will present fifteen pieces on the composer's works.
During the season, the interactive piece Kamuyot, by Ohad Naharin, will be added to the company's repertoire and performed in various places as part of a territory outreach.
In February 2022, the company will reveal its new show, Alice, with a music creation by the composer Philip Glass.
To close the 2021-2022 season, the dancers will share the stage along with the Choir and the Orchestra of the Opéra national du Rhin, for a remake of the famous musical West Side Story.