enhanced by virtual reality.
and the backstage of the show.
1h15 of experience
in virtual reality
of the Ball
Immerse yourself in the virtual experience...
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.
``Adèle celebrates her return to Paris with a big party organized by her father. A guest, Pierre, disrupts the event.``
- 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.
Le Bal de Paris de Blanca Li is about to embark on its second year of touring!
Since Le Bal de Paris de Blanca Li was awarded the Lion for the best VR experience at the Venice Film Festival in 2021, more than 30,000 spectators have had the opportunity to experience the show. After a Parisian premiere at Chaillot, Théâtre National de la Danse, followed by a 4-month run at the Palace in Paris, the tour took us to the Théâtre de Liège in Belgium, the Barbican Centre in London, the Flux Laboratory in Geneva, the Festival dei due Mondi in Spoleto, and the Opéra de Rennes. The show ended its first year of touring at the Biennale Danza in Venice last July.
This live & immersive show where music and dance merge with virtual reality continues its international tour! You will be able to try the experience in Istres, Garges-lès-Gonesses, Sceaux or even in Singapore and Taiwan in the coming months… and the Bal de Paris is a finalist in the category “VR experience of the year” at the VR Awards, (December 1st 2022 in Rotterdam).
To follow the Bal de Paris adventure, follow us on social networks: Instagram and Facebook. And if you have the opportunity to test our experience, don’t hesitate to mention us and add the hashtags #LeBalDeParisVR or #LeBalDeParisDeBlancaLi. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Find new dates soon…
From 22/07 to 31/07/2022
Biennale Danza 2022
Ca’Giustinian – Sala delle Colonne
From 08/07 to 10/07/2022
Opéra de Rennes
Place de la Mairie
35031 Rennes Cedex
From 24/06 to 10/07/2022
Spoleto Festival Dei Due Mondi
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Via Vaita S. Andrea, 20, 060449 Spoleto
From 19/05 to 28/05/2022
The Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
From 03/05 to 15/05/2022
Cinéma Plaza – Rue de Chantepoulet 1, 1201 Genève
From 01/04 to 09/04/2022
The Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
From 17/11 to 06/03/2022
Le Théâtre le Palace
8 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009 Paris
From 11/07 to 11/14/2021
Théâtre de Liège
Place du 20-Août, 16 · 4000 Liège
From november 7 to 16
Chaillot / Théâtre national de la danse
1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris
Immersion in images
Music and dance merge with virtual reality to offer you a festive artistic and spectacular experience.
The birth of Le Bal de Paris de Blanca Li
They talk about it…
"Une fête immersive inédite"
"C’est complètement fou, on embarque vraiment pour un voyage"
The French and Spanish press has discovered the experience and they love the magic of the Blanca Li’s universe
Compagnie Blanca Li (Film Addict – Calentito )
BackLight Studio (France)
Fabrique d’Images (Luxembourg)
Actrio Studio (Allemagne)
Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse (France)
Teatros del Canal Madrid (Espagne)
With the support and participation from
Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée CNC (France)
Film Fund Luxembourg
Epic MegaGrants (USA)
Programme Europe Créative de l’Union Européenne
Ville de Paris (France)
Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg (Allemagne)
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