La Bête et la Belle is renowned French choreographer Kader Belarbi’s compelling reimagining of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast – a psychological drama that explores the rejection or acceptance of difference, centring around Beauty’s discovery of the depth of true love. First performed by the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal in 2005, Théâtre du Capitole’s reprise of Belarbi’s acclaimed production has confirmed its status as among the best of modern ballets, combining stunning set and costume designs with striking choreography that reflects the unique soundscape of the Ligeti-dominant musical score. Takafumi Watanabe and Julie Loria assume the lead roles in a production that instantly transports us into the beautiful dream world of this timeless masterpiece reinterpreted.
Music: Louis-Claude Daquin, Joseph Haydn, György Ligeti and Maurice Ravel
The Beauty: Julie Loria
The Beast: Takafumi Watanabe
Toroador: Kazbek Akhmedyarov
Choreography and Staging: Kader Belarbi
Designs: Valérie Berman
Lighting Design: Marc Parent
Recorded at the Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse
Extra features: A cast gallery.
Sound: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Duration: 106 mins