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1h15 of experience

35 minutes
in virtual reality

10 participants
per session

Qui incarnent
les invités du Bal

2 performers
dancers

Who play the
main heroes

Immerse yourself in the virtual experience...

THE CONCEPT

An immersive live show enhanced by 35 minutes of virtual reality.

You are invited to participate to the greatest Paris Ball, an experience created by Blanca Li to discover in a spectacular way virtual reality through dance and music. During an hour and a half, Blanca Li has staged a total show, with thirty five minutes spent in virtual reality inside an artificial, fantastic, poetic and surprising digitally created world. Each member of the audience will be invited to watch and also to perform. They will have the opportunity to participate and dance, interacting with live dancers.

To carry out a progressive transition from real to virtual world, the spectator is first immersed in a real ball with real dancers. The party spirit and ballroom dancing figures will be continued throughout his immersion in the virtual world. Built around three great ball scenes, the virtual experience will carry the audience through the whirlwind of a great love story whose main characters are performed by professional dancers. Everyone will be free to dance, to enjoy the party as they wish, and to interact with whoever they choose to do so.

A fabulous, entertaining and totally ground breaking show to be enjoyed with friends or family.

The synopsis

``Adèle celebrates her return to Paris with a big party organized by her father. A guest, Pierre, disrupts the event.``

The cast

  • Conception, direction and libretto Blanca Li
  • Musical Direction and original music Tao Gutierrez
  • Visual direction and Graphic design Vincent Chazal
  • Costumes CHANEL
  • VR development BackLight Studio

The story of an unexpected encounter

Le Bal de Paris de Blanca Li, beyond the intention of creating a live show unique and immersive, is the result of an unexpected rendez-vous between many contributors.

On one hand, Blanca Li choreographer and famous movie director, passionate about new technologies, has gone into the conception of a virtual experience for the first time.

On the other hand, Backlight studio VR, awarded several times and used to entertainment, is challenged to create an experience mixing dance and festive celebration, for the first time as well.

Adding a touch of poetry and beauty, Chanel, maison de haute couture, designed the costumes of Le Bal de Paris de Blanca Li. Indeed, for the first time as well, the luxury shows up in virtual reality by recreating unforgettable suits and dresses for an out-of-the-ordinary moment. The participants live an enchanted time in a wonderful universe.

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NEWS

Le Bal de Paris officially selected at the Venice Mostra – VR expanded

We are indeed very proud & happy to announce that Le Bal de Paris de Blanca Li – directed and choreographed by Blanca Li, produced by Compagnie Blanca Li, co-produced by BackLight and in exclusive partnership with CHANEL – has won a Lion on the « Venice VR Expanded » category : the selection of immersive works of La Mostra. At stake was the “Best VR Experience” award, which has been given to the best virtual reality experience among a prestigious selection of 23 projects in competition.
In its original version, the live & immersive show invites up to 10 participants to party at the biggest ball in Paris and to dance for 35 minutes with 2 live dancers on 90m². For the visitors of the 2021 Venice Biennale and its 14 other satellite sites, a 100% online version has been proposed. The participants were able to immerse themselves in the festive, colorful and artistic universe of the experience via a solo version available for the occasion on Viveport. The interactions are less elaborate and the avatars of the participants were not complete, but the music and the dance merging with virtual reality offered a show which, we hope, aroused the desire of the participants to test its complete version.

After being presented at Chaillot, Théâtre national de la Danse, from October 7 to 16, 2021, the complete and original version has been shown at Théâtre le Palace from November 17, 2021 to March 6, 2022, with 10 dancers and 50 participants per slot. The Barbican Centre in London has offered Blanca Li’s Bal de Paris experience to its audience from April 1 to 9, and is preparing to repeat the experience from May 19 to 28 2022. To follow the Bal de Paris adventure, follow us on social media: Instagram and Facebook. And if you have the opportunity to test our experience, feel free to mention us and add the hashtags #LeBalDeParisVR or #LeBalDeParisDeBlancaLi. We look forward to hearing from you!

YOUR RDV

The tour

If you were not able to attend a performance of Le Bal de Paris de Blanca Li in your city and you would like to stay informed about all the information related to this show : don’t hesitate to leave us your e-mail address to be the first to know and share a special soirée with Blanca Li.

Rennes

From 08/07 to 10/07/2022

Opéra de Rennes

Place de la Mairie

CS 63126

35031 Rennes Cedex

Spoleto

From 24/06 to 10/07/2022

Spoleto Festival Dei Due Mondi

Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Via Vaita S. Andrea, 20, 060449 Spoleto

London

From 19/05 to 28/05/2022

The Barbican Centre

Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Genève

From 03/05 to 15/05/2022

Flux Laboratory

Cinéma Plaza – Rue de Chantepoulet 1, 1201 Genève

London

From 01/04 to 09/04/2022

The Barbican Centre

Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Paris

From 17/11 to 06/03/2022

Le Théâtre le Palace

8 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009 Paris

Liège

From 11/07 to 11/14/2021

Théâtre de Liège

Place du 20-Août, 16 · 4000 Liège

Paris

From november 7 to 16

Chaillot / Théâtre national de la danse

1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris

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Immersion in images

Music and dance merge with virtual reality to offer you a festive artistic and spectacular experience.

An experience between reality and virtual.

Madrid experience

The birth of Le Bal de Paris de Blanca Li

They talk about it…

"Une fête immersive inédite"

Jean-Laurent Serra 19/20, France 3

"C’est complètement fou, on embarque vraiment pour un voyage"

Anna Reinhardt Télématin, France 2

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Press review

The French and Spanish press has discovered the experience and they love the magic of the Blanca Li’s universe

THANKS

Our partners

Production

Compagnie Blanca Li (Film Addict – Calentito )

Coproduction

BackLight Studio (France)
Fabrique d’Images (Luxembourg)
Actrio Studio (Allemagne)
Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse (France)
Teatros del Canal Madrid (Espagne)

Exclusive partner

CHANEL

With the support and participation from

Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée CNC (France)
Film Fund Luxembourg
Epic MegaGrants  (USA)
HTC Vive
Programme Europe Créative de l’Union Européenne
Ville de Paris (France)
Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg (Allemagne)
DICRéAM (France)

Thanks to

l’Institut Français, Rencontres de Coproduction du Film Francophone (Luxembourg), Festival NewImages (Paris, France) , Festival International de Film de Genève (Suisse), VR Days (Pays-Bas), Cannes XR (France), Kaleidoscope (USA), Centre Phi (Canada), Toute l’équipe de CHANEL

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Le Bal de Paris de Blanca Li est un spectacle vivant et immersif en réalité virtuelle. Blanca Li vous invite à venir faire la fête dans un univers artistique, poétique et coloré.

Compagnie Blanca Li

43 rue de la Commune de Paris
(Fondation Fiminco)
93230 Romainville

Tel : +33 1 53 34 04 05
Email : contact@blancali.com

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