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POB DemonstrationAnnual event? How can one attend?


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#1 koshka

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 07:30 AM

Thread mentioning the POB demonstration

In the links for Dec 13, the second post has a link to a review of a POB school demonstration. It was not immediately clear from the article whether these school performances are a regular event for which tickets are sold or whether they are a more special or exclusive event.

Does anybody know?

#2 Estelle

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 08:47 AM

It is indeed a regular event, for which tickets are sold:

http://www.opera-de-...=Ballets&Id=715

Generally, there are three performances every year. And they seem to seel very well, especially as a lot of ballet teachers bring their students to see it.

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 09:51 AM

Thank you so much. I haven't been to Paris since 2000, and the website has gotten _a lot_ better since then!

#4 koshka

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 08:51 AM

I've now booked a trip through Paris for the Dec 11 performance.
I note on the website that there are 2 times, 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Does anybody know if this means that there will be two identical performances, or???

Any other tips?

#5 cygneblanc

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 09:54 AM

No, you won't see two identical performances.

On the morning, you should see the younger kids (6th, 5th and 4th grades) in ballet, character, mime, choir, folk and the oldest kids in contemporary. You will see the oldest kids (3th, 2, and 1th grades) on the afternoon in ballet and adagio, with a character class.

#6 koshka

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 05:53 PM

Oh my--a full day. How wonderful. Sure am glad I'm coming a day early to take care of shopping. Have you ever been & do you know if they typically sell any books/dvds/whatever? (and yes, I have an all-region dvd player).

#7 cygneblanc

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 08:46 PM

I see them each year since I'm a little girl. You have a little shop at the Palais Garnier but they don't sell a lot of things.

You can order the Dvds and books they are selling from amazon.fr, whey they may be the cheapest. And I'm afraid that some bookstores in the city have a lot of more choice than the POB Store.

#8 koshka

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 07:19 PM

Tickets for the December demonstrations went on sale today (ie, about 5 or 6 hours ago) and the best seats for the afternoon session are already sold out.
Where's that Mon Dieu smiley when I need it??!??!

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 08:15 PM

Tickets for the December demonstrations went on sale today (ie, about 5 or 6 hours ago) and the best seats for the afternoon session are already sold out.
Where's that Mon Dieu smiley when I need it??!??!

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To find "mon dieu!", click the Show All link under the "Clickable Smilies" to the left of the input box. You should see a pop-up window with smilies, and it's the 12th from the bottom.

5 September was the day that a number of ballet and opera performances went on sale. I noticed the "reserve" link appeared on Tristan und Isolde at about 12:10am Pacific Time (10 hours behind CET), and it took me until almost 2am to purchase a ticket. (The system was very slow, and it timed out numerous times before I could place the order.) I assume that many people pounced on the site the moment tickets became available.

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#10 cygneblanc

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 11:43 AM

Well, the site was broken down for a while but I have been able to get some tickets at 4 PM (French time) for the demonstrations.

Koshka, I think it's worth to have a look at the website several times each week (I'm doing that) and you may find the tickets you wish. It has worked for me several times, even if it's saying at one time it's sold out.

#11 koshka

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 06:26 PM

I went ahead and got the tickets in the 2nd price category for the afternoon--I didn't want to take a chance on getting no ticket since I am coming from the US and can't just go another day.

Are there any other Alertniks going on the 11th?


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