Théâtre national de Chaillot

Last updated
Théâtre National de Chaillot
Le Palais de Chaillot.jpg
Théâtre National de Chaillot
Theatre national de Chaillot
Address1 Place du Trocadéro, 16th
Paris
France
Coordinates 48°51′44″N2°16′55″E / 48.8623053°N 2.2819822°E / 48.8623053; 2.2819822 Coordinates: 48°51′44″N2°16′55″E / 48.8623053°N 2.2819822°E / 48.8623053; 2.2819822
Typecontemporary dance
classical Music
Capacity Salle Jean-Vilar: 1250
Salle Gémier: 420
Construction
Opened1937
ArchitectÉdouard Niermans
Jean Niermans
Website
www.theatre-chaillot.fr

The Théâtre National de Chaillot (English: Chaillot National Theatre) is a theatre located in the Palais de Chaillot at 1, place du Trocadéro, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Close by the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadéro Gardens—the Théâtre de Chaillot is among the largest concert halls in Paris. [1] It has long been synonymous with popular theatre and is especially associated with stars such as Jean Vilar and Antoine Vitez. In 1975 the French Ministry of Culture designated it as one of the four national theatres of Paris. [2]

Contents

History

The Théâtre national de Chaillot was built between 1934 and 1937 by the brothers Jean and Édouard Niermans for the Paris Exhibition of 1937 on the site of the former Trocadéro Palace, itself an elaborate structure built for the Paris World's Fair of 1878. Starting in 1973 the interior of the theatre was completely renovated by the team of Valentine Fabre and John Perrottet and now houses a theatre school and three theatre venues: the Salle-Jean Vilar with 1250 seats, the Salle Gémier with 420 seats, and an 80-seat studio dedicated to small productions and avant-garde shows.

In 2007, France's Ministry for Culture under Christine Albanel directed the Théâtre national de Chaillot to promote contemporary dance—especially the work of French choreographers. [3] This announcement was greeted by controversy and outright hostility in some quarters. [4] Nevertheless, according to the Paris convention and visitors bureau, the Chaillot is dedicated to a presenting world class international dance, theatre, circus and visual arts—to being "a theatre that welcomes art in all its diversity". [5] It regularly hosts international dance companies such as The Forsythe Company, the Royal Swedish Ballet, [6] and the Irish troop Colin Dunne. [7]

The Chaillot is a frequent venue of au courant fashion shows featuring top designers such as Giorgio Armani, [8] Elie Saab, [9] and Claude Montana. [10]

Directors

The Grand Foyer of the Theatre National de Chaillot Chaillot - Grand Foyer.jpg
The Grand Foyer of the Théâtre National de Chaillot

Directors of the old theatre (demolished in 1935);

Directors of the new theatre (rebuilt in 1937);

Related Research Articles

16th arrondissement of Paris French municipal arrondissement in Île-de-France, France

The 16th arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements of the capital city of France. In spoken French, this arrondissement is referred to as seizième.

Trocadéro site of the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France

The Trocadéro, site of the Palais de Chaillot, is an area of Paris, France, in the 16th arrondissement, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. It is also the name of the 1878 palace which was demolished in 1937 to make way for the Palais de Chaillot. The hill of the Trocadéro is the hill of Chaillot, a former village.

Trocadéro (Paris Métro) Paris Métro station

Trocadéro is a station on Line 6 and Line 9 of the Paris Métro in the 16th arrondissement. It serves and is named after the Place du Trocadéro.

Louis Jouvet French actor

Jules Eugène Louis Jouvet was a French actor, director, and theatre director.

Palais de Chaillot Museum and former capitol building in Paris, France

The Palais de Chaillot is a building at the top of the Chaillot hill in the Trocadéro area in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, France.

Musée national de la Marine maritime museum in place du Trocadéro, PARIS

The Musée national de la Marine is a maritime museum located in the Palais de Chaillot, Trocadéro, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. It has annexes at Brest, Port-Louis, Rochefort, Toulon and Saint-Tropez. The permanent collection originates in a collection that dates back to Louis XV of France.

Gabriel Davioud French architect

Jean-Antoine-Gabriel Davioud was a French architect, best known for the 1878 Palais du Trocadéro in Paris which was demolished to make place in 1937 for the Palais de Chaillot.

René Kalisky Belgian writer

René Kalisky was a Belgian writer of Polish-Jewish descent who is best known for the plays he wrote in the last 12 years of his life. Kalisky, whose father, Abraham Kaliski was killed at Auschwitz, was himself hidden from harm during World War II.

Musée de lHomme Anthropology museum in Paris, France

The Musée de l'Homme is an anthropology museum in Paris, France. It was established in 1937 by Paul Rivet for the 1937 Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne. It is the descendant of the Musée d'Ethnographie du Trocadéro, founded in 1878. The Musée de l'Homme is a research center under the authority of various ministries, and it groups several entities from the CNRS. The Musée de l'Homme is one of the seven departments of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. The Musée de l'Homme occupies most of the Passy wing of the Palais de Chaillot in the 16th arrondissement. The vast majority of its collection was transferred to the Quai Branly museum.

Théâtre National Populaire theatre now at Villeurbanne, France

The Théâtre national populaire is a theatre now at Villeurbanne, France. It was founded in 1920 by Firmin Gémier in Paris.

Madeleine Ozeray French actress

Madeleine Ozeray, was a French stage and film actress. She appeared in many films between 1932 and 1980. She is the godmother of theater actor, dancer and singer Frédéric Norbert.

Théâtre de lAthénée theatre in Paris, France

The Théâtre de l'Athénée is a theatre at 7 rue Boudreau, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. Renovated in 1996 and classified a historical monument, the Athénée inherits an artistic tradition marked by the figure of Louis Jouvet who directed the theatre from 1934 to 1951. During the period when he was director, it became known as the Athenée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet.

Antoine Vitez French theatre director

Antoine Vitez was a French actor, director, and poet. He became a central character and influence on the French theater in the post-war period, especially in the technique of teaching drama. He was also translator of Chekhov, Vladimir Mayakovsky and Mikhail Sholokhov.

Léon Azéma French architect

Léon Azéma was a French architect. He is responsible for many public works in France, especially in and around Paris. His most famous work is 1937 Palais de Chaillot, facing the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Jérôme Deschamps, born Neuilly-sur-Seine on 5 October 1947, is an actor, director and stage author, as well as a cinema actor and director associated with the Famille Deschiens troupe founded by Macha Makeïeff in 1978. In 2003 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Théâtre national de Nîmes, leaving that post for the equivalent at the Théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique in June 2007, where he remained until 2015.

Gustave Louis Jaulmes was an eclectic French artist who followed the neoclassical trend in the Art Deco movement. He created monumental frescoes, paintings, posters, illustrations, cartoons for tapestries and carpets and decorations for objects such as enamels, sets of plates and furniture.

Lucien Arnaud was a French film and stage actor.

Outline of Paris Overview of and topical guide to Paris

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Paris:

Théâtre Grévin theatre in Paris, France

The Théâtre Grévin is a Parisian theatre situated at 10 boulevard Montmartre in the 9th arrondissement of Paris and located within the Musée Grévin. It also overlooks the Passage Jouffroy.

References