An Exciting December Programme at Le Carré Léon Gaumont
9 December 2014
Enjoy World-Class Shows during a Festive Stay at Hotel Amarante Golf Plaza
Le Carré Léon Gaumont in the picturesque town of Sainte-Maxime is offering an array of world-class shows and festive attractions to ensure locals and visitors alike can enjoy an enchanting and exciting countdown to Christmas in the bay of Saint-Tropez. As the town's centre of culture, Le Carré has an unmissable programme for the whole family this season and we've listed some of the highlights in the following guide.
The Christmas Tree at Le Carré Léon Gaumont
10th December 2014 - 20th January 2015
Providing a contemporary approach to the traditional Christmas tree, a suspended installation has been designed to illuminate the ceiling of the centre's Great Hall. Visual artist François Chenot has arranged multi-coloured baubles, sparkling stars and Christmas trees into a modern display that challenges the form of typical seasonal decorations but still manages to encapsulate the Christmas spirit in its own unique way. Definitely worth a visit for the whole family!
Night Circus by the Recirquel Collective
13th - 14th December 2014
The Recirquel Collective will provide an exciting evening of cabaret and circus acts at Le Carré this December. After Bence Vági founded Recirquel, the first Hungarian contemporary circus company, a request from the Palace of Arts in Budapest led to the creation of Night Circus. Since honing their skills at the Hungarian Baross Circus Institute, the collective's 18 artists have perfected many talents including acrobatics, trapeze and contortion, resulting in a show-stopping display of skill. The background of an offbeat Berlin club will be created to provide atmospheric surroundings for an impressive and extravagant performance to an original musical piece by jazz composer Péter Sarik.
Cinderella By Malandain Ballet Biarritz
20th - 21st December 2014
The classic fairy tale of Cinderella has been told in many different ways and choreographer Thierry Malandain has created a beautiful and modern performance with his team of 20 ballet dancers to the music of composer Sergei Prokofiev. A wall of glossy black shoes will provide a simple yet effective backdrop to a faithful dance and music interpretation that combines tragedy and suffering with the exhilaration of happiness, alongside comic burlesque scenes. Malandain won the prestigious award of Best Choreographer at the Taglioni Awards this year for the production, ensuring that this will be an unmissable event in Sainte-Maxime....and if you fancy finding your very own Prince Charming or fallen Princess, there will also be a ball held in the show's honour on the night of the 20th.
My Little House Animation
10th December 2014 - 20th January 2015
Creator Nicholas Helle offers the chance to discover a poetic story told through virtual animationaround two doll houses and a garden. A video mapping device allows an accelerated life to be told, from sunrise to sunset, spring to winter, with characters coming and going. Colours, light and music combine to deliver a unique insight into a captivating microcosm, suitable for the whole family to enjoy. Two themed areas are also open offering playgrounds at the centre's Mezzanine library with free admission.
With such a wealth of interesting activities and shows, a festive stay at Amarante Golf Plaza in Sainte-Maxime can be made even more enjoyable with a visit to Le Carré Léon Gaumont this December. Located a mere 12 minute drive from the centre, the luxury hotel has a range of offers to ensure a relaxing stay with many added benefits; from a Golf Package with 18 hole green-fee included, to a soothing Spa Offer, or the chance to receive two luxury gifts per day with the Early Christmas Offer.
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