• Molière 2022
    Molière 2022
  • Costumes du Malade Imaginaire
    Costumes du Malade Imaginaire
  • Costumes du Malade Imaginaire
    Costumes du Malade Imaginaire
  • Décor du Mariage Forcé
    Décor du Mariage Forcé
  • Décor du Malade imaginaire
    Décor du Malade imaginaire

Le Concert Spirituel, the Eventail dance company and Les Malins Plaisirs have been working together for many years to restore Molière's comédies-ballets in their entirety, as they were performed at court, without any additions or omissions. Each a specialist in his own field, respectively music, dance and theatre, their association has already made it possible to discover L'amour médecin and Les Amants magnifiques. To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Molière's birth, the three ensembles are renewing their collaboration on three new works of varying fame and structure.

Stage direction
and Artistic direction
Vincent Tavernier
Les Malins Plaisirs

Musical direction
Hervé Niquet
Le Concert Spirituel

Choreography
Marie-Geneviève Massé
Cie de danse L’Eventail

Setting
Claire Niquet

Costumes
Erick Plaza-Cochet

Light
Carlos Perez

After having explored works created by Molière as a writer, Pierre Beauchamp as a dancer and Jean-Baptiste Lully as a musician, Le Concert Spirituel, the Eventail dance company and Les Malins Plaisirs will continue to rediscover the repertoire with Le Malade imaginaire, Le Mariage forcé and Le Sicilien ou l'Amour peintre.

Although Molière, Beauchamp and Lully are to be found, it is Marc-Antoine Charpentier who is responsible for the score of Le Malade imaginaire. The combination of their talents has given rise to finely structured works that enhance the spirit of joy and enchantment of the spectator.

The Year of Molière - 2022: the 400th anniversary of his birth - offers a perfect opportunity to explore the singularity, strength and poetry of the comedy-ballet, thanks to a significant range of genres in which Molière developed the principle.

Le Malade imaginaire : Comedy-ballet in three acts
Music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor : Hervé Niquet ou Nicolas André
Timing : 2h30 without intermission

Le Mariage forcé : Comedy-ballet in three acts
Music by Lully
Timing : 1h30 without intermission

Le Sicilien ou l'Amour peintre : Comedy-ballet in one act
Music by Lully
Timing : 1h without intermission

More information and communication kit on the Malins Plaisirs website.

Interview de Vincent Tavernier, metteur en scène
Interview d'Hervé Niquet, directeur musical
Interview de Marie-Geneviève Massé, chorégraphe