Lara Barsacq

IDA don't cry me love

In the beginning, there was Ida Rubenstein, legendary Russian Ballet dancer, muse of Serge Diaghilev, who created a sensation in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century through her charisma, beauty, and fiery presence. In Salomé by Oscar Wilde, the dancer stripped off her costume - the famous dance of the seven veils! - And bared herself completely. Immediate triumph and reputation. Through this liberating and provocative act, Ida Rubinstein entered into the history of dance.

One century later, Lara Barsacq goes in search of the muse, who is a flawless source of inspiration for her. On stage, three artists celebrate the memory, glory, and absence of Ida. Blending the historical and trivial, the grandiose and absurd, personal memories and archives, Lara Barsacq, the great grand-niece of Léon Bakst, the brilliant painter and Russian Ballet set designer, composed an ode to freedom and to the protective figures who inspire energy and audacity. It is a hymn to poetry and dance as an invention of the self.