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Aurelie Dupont


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#1 Alexandra

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 08:28 AM

An interview with Aurelie Dupont on ballet.co:

Aurelie Dupont

Whatís the most difficult ballet for you?

Raymonda. Itís a huge ballet, and Nureyev is so complicated, it is the most difficult ballet of my life. You have six or seven variation, three pas de deux, at the end you are dead. Itís good to do it because you keep a good technique, when you can dance this you can dance everything. But for me itís too much, itís like eating too much. There is a lot of technique in this ballet but the pleasure is very little. When you work with a choreographer you can meet each other or not, sometimes you can have a fight but you can feel something. With Nureyev of course itís different because he is dead. So, sometimes Iím a little bit frustrated with his choreography because I donít like to work only on videos, or with other dancers who say: ďI was doing thisĒ and another one ďno, I was doing thatĒ.



#2 Helene

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 10:55 AM

She is just stunning in that red dress (first photo).

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Posted 09 December 2003 - 03:41 AM

Thanks for this link, it's an interesting interview (for example I didn't know that her first motivation to study ballet was in fact the music...) And thanks to ballet.co too! :) (However, there are a few things that sound odd, perhaps some translation problems?) Aurťlie Dupont has been very successful since her return on stage last spring, I'm keeping my fingers crossed so that she remains in good shape (she was absent for almost one year and people were seriously worried that she might not come back).

#4 Lukayev

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Posted 13 December 2003 - 12:41 AM

I loved Dupont as Aurora in POB's taped "Sleeping Beauty" - she avoided garish extensions and that over-elasticity that seems to be plaguing the contemporary ballet scene. Her feet and legs are just gorgeous though, and her port de bras is very "creamy", I guess I'd call it. She and M. Legris danced a beautiful ballet in true classicism. That video's on my Top Five list, most definitely. :D

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:53 PM

[size=4][font=times new roman,times,serif]"Aurélie Dupont talks about being the Paris Opera Ballet's shining étoile"[/font][/size]

[size=4][font=times new roman,times,serif]by Gia Kourlas, Time Out, Jul 10 2012[/font][/size]

[size=4][font=times new roman,times,serif]http://www.timeout.c...-shining-etoile[/font][/size]

#6 pherank

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:11 PM

[size=4][font=times new roman,times,serif]"Aurélie Dupont talks about being the Paris Opera Ballet's shining étoile"[/font][/size]
[size=4][font=times new roman,times,serif]http://www.timeout.c...-shining-etoile[/font][/size]


Great interview. I had no idea she spoke English fluently, and she lived in Bethesda (where I was born).

#7 Nanarina

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:34 AM


[size=4][font=times new roman,times,serif]"Aurélie Dupont talks about being the Paris Opera Ballet's shining étoile"[/font][/size]
[size=4][font=times new roman,times,serif]http://www.timeout.c...-shining-etoile[/font][/size]


Great interview. I had no idea she spoke English fluently, and she lived in Bethesda (where I was born).



Thank you for posting this interview with Aurelie, it is really interesting. She often is quite happy to talk about her life.

#8 Nanarina

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 02:16 PM

I am rather surprised to see that Aurelie is not cast in the current La Sylphide, as she was the person who created it with Pierre Lacotte for the POB. Perhaps she is cutting down on major roles prior to her retirement in 2015.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:28 PM

I am rather surprised to see that Aurelie is not cast in the current La Sylphide, as she was the person who created it with Pierre Lacotte for the POB. Perhaps she is cutting down on major roles prior to her retirement in 2015.

 

She was originally cast. She and Ganio were to have opening night. They she was pulled from the casting, then came back for later in the run and then was pulled again. She is injured.

 

The étoiles for Sylphide have been hard-hit - in addition to Dupont, Ganio, Gilbert and Ould-Braham are all out with injuries, plus Raveau. Pagliero is basically carrying the run (as she did with Don Q this winter ...)



#10 Alymer

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:27 AM

The original Sylph in Lacotte's re-creation was actually Ghislaine Thesmar.  Dupont wouldn't have been born as it first entered the repertoire in 1972, having first been seen on French TV a year previously.



#11 Nanarina

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:40 AM

 

I am rather surprised to see that Aurelie is not cast in the current La Sylphide, as she was the person who created it with Pierre Lacotte for the POB. Perhaps she is cutting down on major roles prior to her retirement in 2015.

 

She was originally cast. She and Ganio were to have opening night. They she was pulled from the casting, then came back for later in the run and then was pulled again. She is injured.

 

The étoiles for Sylphide have been hard-hit - in addition to Dupont, Ganio, Gilbert and Ould-Braham are all out with injuries, plus Raveau. Pagliero is basically carrying the run (as she did with Don Q this winter ...)

 

Oh dear, it seems never ending the amount of injuries that happen at the POB, makes one wonder what the quality or number of physio's or osteopath's they have. Josua Hoffalt is off again after his stress fracture in his leg, now with an injured shoulder. Why on earth don't they push some of the premier dancers or stand Ins forward, it is just not fair to let a minority of  dancers like Ludmila take the strain.



#12 Nanarina

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:44 AM

The original Sylph in Lacotte's re-creation was actually Ghislaine Thesmar.  Dupont wouldn't have been born as it first entered the repertoire in 1972, having first been seen on French TV a year previously.

Yes I was fully aware of this, but was referring to the later revival.



#13 Nanarina

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:00 AM

After many attempts to get a ticket for "Le Dame"   with Aurelie dancing the title role, I was thrilled to succeed in getting a seat for the Sunday matinee, on the 6th October,  I have been trying for almost 5 years to achieve this, and had almost given up.. After being told  all the time it was sold out, I phoned on the spur of the moment, last Monday.  and asked about the availability and wonder of wonders there were two seats available in the orchestra where I like to sit. Having first checked Eurostar and a hotel, I snapped it up with much delight. At last, I am going. After checking the Distribution list, it is the last performance Aurelie is doing in the run. Which brings me to wonder, if in fact it will be her last performance of the ballet, before she retires.    Taking into consideration the season is announced until mid 2014, it only leaves a short time before she will retire early 2015. It will be a delight for me but tinged with sadness to know this beautiful dancer will all too soon leave the company.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:58 AM

After many attempts to get a ticket for "Le Dame"   with Aurelie dancing the title role, I was thrilled to succeed in getting a seat for the Sunday matinee, on the 6th October,  I have been trying for almost 5 years to achieve this, and had almost given up.. After being told  all the time it was sold out, I phoned on the spur of the moment, last Monday.  and asked about the availability and wonder of wonders there were two seats available in the orchestra where I like to sit. Having first checked Eurostar and a hotel, I snapped it up with much delight. At last, I am going. After checking the Distribution list, it is the last performance Aurelie is doing in the run. Which brings me to wonder, if in fact it will be her last performance of the ballet, before she retires.    Taking into consideration the season is announced until mid 2014, it only leaves a short time before she will retire early 2015. It will be a delight for me but tinged with sadness to know this beautiful dancer will all too soon leave the company.

 

Good job, Nanarina - I'm happy for you (and envious). I agree that the opportunities to see Dupont live are fast running out.



#15 Nanarina

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:05 PM

 

After many attempts to get a ticket for "Le Dame"   with Aurelie dancing the title role, I was thrilled to succeed in getting a seat for the Sunday matinee, on the 6th October,  I have been trying for almost 5 years to achieve this, and had almost given up.. After being told  all the time it was sold out, I phoned on the spur of the moment, last Monday.  and asked about the availability and wonder of wonders there were two seats available in the orchestra where I like to sit. Having first checked Eurostar and a hotel, I snapped it up with much delight. At last, I am going. After checking the Distribution list, it is the last performance Aurelie is doing in the run. Which brings me to wonder, if in fact it will be her last performance of the ballet, before she retires.    Taking into consideration the season is announced until mid 2014, it only leaves a short time before she will retire early 2015. It will be a delight for me but tinged with sadness to know this beautiful dancer will all too soon leave the company.

 

Good job, Nanarina - I'm happy for you (and envious). I agree that the opportunities to see Dupont live are fast running out.

 

Well  it was Aurelie's final performance  of the Ballet on the 6th October, and she did confess when I went round to see her. that she felt sad.  By all accounts on the performance prior to this the 3rd, she was crying at the curtain call's, knowing she had only one more performance to dance. Bless her, she has quite a challenge ahead as the time passes  up to her final  appearance. .




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