Martha Clarke brings together masters of dance, music, and theater for her seductive stage adaptation of Colette's celebrated French novel.
Opened Nov 19, 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
inspired by the classic 1920 novella by controversial French author Colette, Chéri is Martha Clarke's newest interdisciplinary work, an exciting fusion of theatre, live music, and dance featuring American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Herman Cornejo, prima ballerina assoluta Alessandra Ferri, Academy & Golden Globe Award nominee and Obie Award winner Amy Irving, pianist Sarah Rothenberg, and text by Tina Howe. This tragic story of forbidden love between a young man and an older woman in Belle Époque Paris is a timeless, powerful exploration of sensuality, love, and our preoccupations with youth and age.