Dance and ballet in Paris

From contemporary dance to neoclassical ballet: the best dance shows on the Paris cultural calendar this autumn

This autumn’s cultural calendar features a packed programme of dance shows and ballets with a focus on modernity and wide-ranging appeal. On the programme: the most internationally renowned dancers and choreographers.

Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse - Spectacle Spot saison 2, Paris

The Paris Opera inaugurates its new dance season with the Opening Gala on the 24 September 2021 at the Palais Garnier. This year the Gala brings together three works (Clouds Inside, Brise-lames, Études) that highlight the Paris Opera’s two-fold dimension of tradition and creation. A few days later, young choreographer Alexander Ekman’s contemporary ballet Play offers two hours of visual amusement, from 28 September to 6 November 2021.

Head to the Bastille Opera House to discover - from 9 December 2021 to 2 January 2022 - Don Quichotte, ballet by the famous Rudolf Noureev, based on the novel by Cervantès and inspired by the choreography of Marius Petipa. The Théâtre National de Chaillot presents choreographer Damien Jalet and multimedia artist Kohei Nawa’s new work Planet [wanderer] from 15 to 30 September 2021. From 8 Decembre 2021 to 7 January 2022, the classical masterpiece Casse-Noisette returns to the Palais des Congrès for a limited number of exceptional performances.

Roméo et Juliette / Benjamin Millepied

Dance | Show - dance | Show - miscellaneous
from 16 September 2021 to 25 September 2021
La Seine Musicale - Île Seguin, Boulogne-Billancourt

Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet revisited by Benjamin Millepied

Opéra de Paris: Dance season's Opening Gala

Show - dance
from 24 September 2021 to 24 September 2021
Opéra national de Paris - Palais Garnier - Place de l'Opéra, Paris

Opening event of the dance season of the Opéra National de Paris at the Palais Garnier!