7-15 Sept 2006. In Il Pipistrello, choreography by Roland Petit. La Chauve-souris is a free reinterpretation of Die Fledermaus, a light and cheerful ballet infused with the stylish esprit for which Petit is known. There is delightful dancing throughout, to the brilliant music of Johann Strauss II, including a nightclub scene with dancing waiters and a cancan line, and the finale features a gorgeous Viennese waltz. When La Chauve-souris debuted at the New National Theatre in 2002, the audiences were immediately enthralled by Petits sorcery. The story tells of the handsome Johann, who every night puts on a bats wings and flies off in search of new beauties to seduce. Bella, troubled by her husbands pleasure-seeking at night, consults with her friend Ulrich and decides to disguise herself as a mysterious beauty to seduce her husband. One night, Johann is captivated by her at a caf and chases her without knowing that she is his own wife. He is soon involved in a tussle and arrested

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