The Seasons Games

Les jeux des 4 saisons
Event on the Champs-Elysées


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The Seasons Games is an exceptional, poetic and immersive experience at the Théâtre du Lido in the heart of the Champs-Elysées!

A 30-minute experience featuring a revisited version of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

This spectacular multisensory attraction is set to the famous music of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”, whose tercentenary is being celebrated this year. Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Jean-Luc Choplin have imagined this poetic experience, just as the merchants of the four seasons once enchanted our cities.

Here, the seasons, which have become uncertain due to climate change, are revisited by artists with the help of artificial intelligence to bring you magical images and animations.

Mythical fountains, a water curtain, mapping, 380-degree spatialized sound and a host of other scenic and special effects are all part of an artistic adventure that leaves both young and old awestruck.

At the entrance to the attraction, the mascot Vivaldi the dino invites us on a journey to the centre of nature’s wonders, beyond time and space, and asks us to care forthe planet.

Spring 2024 Aquatic Spring

Vivaldi’s sonnet: Here comes Spring, which the birds greet with joyful song.

And the fountains, with the breath of the zephyrs, gush out in a soft murmur.

Water is at the heart of this aquatic spring. The Lido’s mythical fountains are revisited to create a ballet joined by a curtain of twirling water.

In springtime, the sky seems to weep with joy, and our monuments let themselves go like drunken boats.

Summer 2224 Desert Summer

Vivaldi’s sonnet: Under the harsh, sun-crushed season,

man and herd languish, and the pine blazes.

The cuckoo is heard, and soon, in a single voice, the turtledove and the goldfinch sing.

Summer becomes a fire, a dazzle, storms, a tornado, sand that destroys all forms of life and the wind that blows devastates or shakes our monuments.

Autumn 2524 Robotic Autumn

Vivaldi’s sonnet: With song and dance,

the peasant celebrates the happy harvest and Bacchus’ liquor concludes the joy with sleep.

Autumn is a postscript to the sun!

Like the dance of the leaves, a choreography of colourful toys comes to life like animated flowers.

The Eiffel Tower becomes the stage for a heaven-and-earth ballet of dreamlike, futuristic creatures.

Winter 3024 Volcanic Winter

Vivaldi’s sonnet:To tremble violently in the glistening snow, to the harsh blast of a terrible wind,

running, stamping your feet at all times

and, in the excessive cold, chattering teeth.

Introduced by a snowstorm, winter is a season of cold silence and questions:

When the snow melts, where does the white go?

Winter’s white coat covers the green spring carpet.

Icebergs become cathedrals and spaceships.

Planet Earth unites us in the hope of a new awareness of our universe.

To paraphrase Aristotle: Come and play the Four Seasons with us, you’ll then get serious!