2016 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival: Le Train Bleu
The 2016 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival will present Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet's Le Train Bleu.
Le Train Bleu originally premiered on June 20, 1924 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. It was choreographed by Bronislava Nijinska for Serge Diaghilev's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. The libretto was by Jean Cocteau, music by Darius Milhaud, set designs were by Henri Laurens, curtain by Pablo Picasso, and costumes were designed by Coco Chanel. The title was taken from the night train called Le Train Bleu that transported wealthy passengers from Calais to the Mediterranean Sea; the ballet itself was set at the fashionable resort of Deauville. The ballet has a sporting theme, with swimmers, tennis players, and weight lifters and is a study on the wealthy youth of the time. Laurens supplied a Cubist beach scene, and Chanel outfitted the cast in sportswear. DNCB restaged this delightful ballet for the Dallas Museum of Art last June while collaborating with Zachary Broadhurst and Danny Skinner on set design and Kennetha Woods on costume design.
Performances will take place at the Main Stage.