Symphony #7 / Cantata
Artistic Director: Ivan Cavallari

Strength and delicacy, rhythm and subtlety are combined in a vibrant double programme.

03 to 04 may 2024
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Les Grands Ballets Canadiens is a company whose creation and production develops all forms of dance, based on classical ballet. Under the artistic direction of Ivan Cavallari, almost fifty Canadian and international dancers bring ballet’s great classics to the stage, alongside creations by cutting-edge and emerging modern artists. The company’s excellent productions attempt to arouse discoveries and emotions, stimulate the imagination, putting across their passion for dance and making a long-lasting impact.

With Symphony No. 7, by the late choreographer Uwe Scholz, the dancers enter a symbiotic relationship with Beethoven’s imposing music. The work has become a leitmotif, with its athletic skills and its geometry of dancing in unison.

The visceral and passionate moves of Cantata, by Mauro Bigonzetti, evoke the wild beauty of the Mediterranean and unfold the colours of the South. Instinctive and vital, the dance explores the multiple facets of the relationship between men and women: seduction, passion, fighting, jealousy, etc. Cantata is inspired by the 18th and 19th century Italian musical tradition, from lullabies to Salento’s pizziche, including Neapolitan serenades. The voices and music of the four singers lead the ten pairs of dancers through Southern Italy’s popular festive atmosphere.

The team

Symphony No. 7
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92 (1813)
Choreographer, stage designer and costume designer: Uwe Scholz (1958–2004).
Adaptation of the choreography: Ivan Cavallari.

Choreographer: Mauro Bigonzetti.
Original and traditional music:
Voice, frame drum: Lorella Monti.
Voice, frame drum: Enza Pagliara.
Voice, frame drum: Enza Alessandra Prestia.
Voice, diatonic button accordion: Cristina Vetrone.

Les Grands Ballets is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, as public sponsors.


Day 3 – 19:30 h.
Day 4 – 19:00 h.


21 - 45€ /discounts

Friends of Arriaga:
from 25% to 35% DISCOUNT.

Groups, young people, over-65s, unemployed, large families and people with 33%+ disability:

Dance professionals:

Last minute discount (for above-mentioned groups, except Friends of Arriaga and groups):

Last minute discount for Young Friends of Arriaga:

People with disabilities who use wheelchairs:
50% DISCOUNT (in proscenium balcony and one accompanying person)


1h 45min. Sinfonia 7: 50 min. Cantata: 40 min.