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POB Sleeping Beauty, Nov 25- Dec 31


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#1 Estelle

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 02:42 AM

The POB will perform "The Sleeping Beauty" between Nov 25 and Dec 31, at the Opera Bastille.

The detailed casts haven't been announced yet on its official web site:

http://www.opera-de-...=Ballets&Id=711

but here are the dancers who are listed:

-for Aurore: Aurélie Dupont, Marie-Agnès Gillot, Agnès Letestu, Clairemarie Osta, Laëtitia Pujol, Zvetlana Zakharova
-for Désiré: Jean-Guillaume Bart, Manuel Legris, José Martinez, Mathieu Ganio, Roberto Bolle

I've also heard that Mélanie Hurel, Myriam Ould-Braham, Benjamin Pech and Christophe Duquenne will be understudies for the main roles and might dance it, but nothing official has been announced yet.

On Manuel Legris' web site, it is announced that he will perform with Dupont on Dec 24, 27, 29. However, as usual, the dates are likely to be modified at the last minute...

The pairings are likely to be; Pujol/ Bart, Letestu/ Bart or Martinez, Zakharova/ Martinez, Gillot/ Martinez or Bolle, Osta/ Ganio...

#2 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 12:23 PM

Ooh - that must be hard for Pech, having danced the role in performance already. Yet it looks like those cast (I haven't seen all of them, though) are more appropriate to the role.

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 02:49 PM

Ooh - that must be hard for Pech, having danced the role in performance already.  Yet it looks like those cast (I haven't seen all of them, though) are more appropriate to the role.

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Actually, from what I've heard it's very possible that Pech will be dancing: there are some unofficial categories of "remplaçant dansant" (dancing understudies) and "remplaçat non-dansant" (non-dancing understudies), and the "dancing" ones often get one opportunity to perform the role, often in a matinee. So even though only principals and guests are listed, some others are likely to perform too.

Message to Panda: I hope that this thread answers your questions a little bit. And in general, don't hesitate to open a new thread if you have a question and it isn't related to the already existing thread ! :wink:

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 08:16 AM

Clairemarie Osta has been removed from the casting

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Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:41 PM

Yes, it seems that poor Clairemarie Osta is injured (she was supposed to come back after about a year of absence, for maternity leave- she gave birth to a daughter last summer).

The detailed casts have been posted today on the POB web site:

http://www.opera-de-...=Ballets&Id=711

So the pairings will be:
Pujol/Bart (2), Hurel/ Ganio (2), Pujol/ Pech (2), Ould-Braham/ Duquenne (1, both are sujets, and it will be Ould-Braham's first great role), Zakharova/ Martinez (2), Pujol/ Ganio (2), Letestu/ Bart (2), Gillot/Martinez (2), Letestu/ Martinez (1), Dupont/ Legris (3), Gillot/ Bolle (2). Wow, that's quite a lot of different casts ! :blush: And it must be difficult for some dancers to rehearse with two or three different partners... Also some of them (Legris, Dupont, Gillot, Pech, Duquenne) will perform in the Brown/ Forsythe/ Lancelot triple bill at Garnier during the same period.

The casts for the Bluebird pas de deux also are listed, there will be Hurel, Moussin, Daniel (nice to see her back on stage :) ), Muret, Wiart, Zusperreguy, Abbagnato, and Pech, Thibault, Paquette, Gaudion, Carbone and Valastro.

And of course, all that is likely to change. :)

PS to Panda: please don't hesitate to post your questions in this thread, if you have any.


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