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#1 cygneblanc

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:51 PM

http://www.leparisie...2010-840227.php

It's what we will be seeing next year. The good news is the Bolshoi is coming back !!!

#2 Helene

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:04 PM

What I could pick out of that article is:

A Major Choreographer's Season

New work by Wayne McGregor (L'anatomie de la sensation) and POB premiere by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (Rain)

Roland Petit evening

Swan Lake (Nureyev)
Romeo and Juliet (Nureyev)
Paquita (Lacotte)
Caligula (La Roche)
Les Enfants du paradis (Martinez)
Coppelia (Bart)
La Maison de Bernarda" and "Une sorte de..." (Ek) or a work by Ek who also choreographed those pieces?
Rite of Spring (Bausch), started before her death?, in a program with works by Balanchine and Trisha Brown.


Hamburg Ballet and Bolshoi will be visiting companies.

#3 Estelle

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:35 AM

Thanks for the link, cygneblanc !

What do you think of the next season ?

The "Major Choreographer's Season" name sounds a bit odd to me... Could you imagine a season called
"A Minor Choreographer's Season" ? :)

The POB web site doesn't seem to have been updated yet, but announces that some videos about the next season will be put online tomorrow.

I'm looking forward to knowing the content of the "Roland Petit" program, and also which Balanchine work will be performed (the pairing with Brown and Bausch sounds a bit odd, to say the least. It reminds me of a program including "Liebeslieder Walzer", Brown's "Glacial Decoy" and two recent works by Kelemenis and Preljocaj: there seemed to be no logic at all in that program, and unfortunately "Liebeslieder Walzer" was received quite tepidly by much of the audience, who had come mostly to see modern dance works...)

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 10:05 AM

the season is online

http://www.operadepa...dex.php?lang=fr
Apollo is the Balanchine
Le Loup-Rendez-Vous and Le Jeune homme et la mort for The Petit bill

#5 cygneblanc

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 03:08 PM

Well, I'm happy to finally see Flammes of Paris, but otherwise, I will be saving money for sure !!!


Except for the Bolshoi, nothing is exciting.

And two coppelias during the same season ! By the way, the one performed the school is so much better than the one of the main compagny.

And of course, tickets will be more expensive! I wonder where we're going....

#6 Estelle

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 03:41 PM

cygneblanc, I find that season disappointing too :)
Well, anyway I didn't expect much from Ms LefŤvre's programming, anyway...

Only one Balanchine, and it's "Apollo" which has been performed a lot already (I wonder if the main idea of that mixed bill is just to have pieces who don't need a large corps de ballet...)

Edited to add: I've just checked, it was performed during the following seasons since 1990: 1994-95, 1996-97, 1998-99 (in two programs), 2000-2001, 2006-2007. What a pity to think that for example, "Theme and variations" has been performed only in 1992-93 and 1996-97, and "Allegro Brillante" hasn't been performed again since its company premiere in 1996-97 (and some works like "Western Symphony,", "La Sombambule", "Divertimento n. 15" or "Le tombeau de Couperin" have been performed only by the school, never by the company).

Besides the Bolshoi, one of the only programs I'd like to see is the Roland Petit mixed bill, as I have never seen "Le Loup", and only video excerpts of "Le rendez-vous". But for schedule reasons, I'm very unlikely to be able to attend it... :(

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 02:09 AM

Besides the Bolshoi, one of the only programs I'd like to see is the Roland Petit mixed bill, as I have never seen "Le Loup", and only video excerpts of "Le rendez-vous".


I saw Le Loup with POB well over ten years ago with Kader Balarbi in the title role, it is a very beautiful atmospheric piece, a real master work in my view. I would like to see it in the repertoires of other companies and I belive the Bolshoi are scheduled to dance it in the near future.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 04:42 AM

Well I donít really fancy the next season as well but this is due to my own taste. I must admit that the contemporary choreographers are really very good: Pina Bausch, Trisha Brown, Mats Ek, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Wayne McGregorÖ they are top ones ! But, except for McGregor as it's a World Premiere, I just donít really like the works chosen. As for the other ballets, itís the POB repertoire, you canít help with that. The classics, Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet are not really exciting but that's the role of a big company to dance them... Paquita and Coppelia, well they have been dance recently and are not that much excellent ballets.... But honestly, Coppelia in any versions is just a bore.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 06:24 AM

Well I donít really fancy the next season as well but this is due to my own taste. I must admit that the contemporary choreographers are really very good: Pina Bausch, Trisha Brown, Mats Ek, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Wayne McGregorÖ they are top ones !


But I'm not sure that it's worth going to the Paris Opera to see so many modern works which are often already shown in other theaters (e.g. the Thť‚tre de la Ville... and with lower seat prices :wink: and sometimes with dancers better suited to their styles that ballet dancers...)

But, except for McGregor as it's a World Premiere, I just donít really like the works chosen. As for the other ballets, itís the POB repertoire, you canít help with that. The classics, Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet are not really exciting but that's the role of a big company to dance them... Paquita and Coppelia, well they have been dance recently and are not that much excellent ballets.... But honestly, Coppelia in any versions is just a bore.


I respectfully disagree about "Coppelia".
What is a bit boring, in my opinion, is that some of those works have been performed a lot in recent seasons (e.g. Le Riche's Caligula in 2005-2006 and 2007-2008, "Paquita" in 2000-2001, 2002-2003, 2007-2008...)
And there are only 2 new works (a world premiere by McGregor and a company premiere by De Keersmaker).

Mashinka, it's interesting to know that "Le Loup" will be performed by other companies.
I wish I could find a time-travelling machine just to see its premiere with Violette Verdy (well, any opportunity to see Violette Verdy on stage would be worth having such a machine ! :wub: )

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:15 AM

Well I donít really fancy the next season as well but this is due to my own taste. I must admit that the contemporary choreographers are really very good: Pina Bausch, Trisha Brown, Mats Ek, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Wayne McGregorÖ they are top ones !


But I'm not sure that it's worth going to the Paris Opera to see so many modern works which are often already shown in other theaters (e.g. the Thť‚tre de la Ville... and with lower seat prices :wink: and sometimes with dancers better suited to their styles that ballet dancers...)



I'm standing exactly the opposite. Ballet dancers are really giving new insights in the contemporary repertoire. Most of these works danced by average dancers, you never know what to think of it.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:32 AM

:D Well I have just seen the 2010/2011 programme, and do not feel very interested. When one considers the costs involved to come over from the UK, it makes it quite an expensive venture. I had even considered getting a subscirtion, but do not think it is worth it now. I missed the dates for the 2009/10, and now regret it. I have been considering whether to go and see Siddartha, but could not make up my mind, it is so short at 142 minutes, and the trip could cost me nearly £300,00 for just one nights visit. I would also like to see Tribute to Robbins, and Petite Dancers de Degas.
this year. Returning to 2010/11 I wondered about Les Enfants de Paradis. It seems such a long wait for the latter. I am now in a VERY BIG QUANDRE !!!!

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:31 AM

I share your pain Nanarina :( The exchange rate between the pound and the Euro makes ballet trips at least 20% more expensive than they were(don't even mention the Danish Kroner!) I can't see things changing in the near future either so ballet fans are going to have to dig deep to get to Paris and other European venues for a long time to come.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:17 AM

:wink: Well I have just seen the 2010/2011 programme, and do not feel very interested. When one considers the costs involved to come over from the UK, it makes it quite an expensive venture. I had even considered getting a subscirtion, but do not think it is worth it now. I missed the dates for the 2009/10, and now regret it. I have been considering whether to go and see Siddartha, but could not make up my mind, it is so short at 142 minutes, and the trip could cost me nearly £300,00 for just one nights visit. I would also like to see Tribute to Robbins, and Petite Dancers de Degas.
this year. Returning to 2010/11 I wondered about Les Enfants de Paradis. It seems such a long wait for the latter. I am now in a VERY BIG QUANDRE !!!!

well it doesn't really matter how long is the ballet if it's good :wub: but of course, we don't know as it is a world premiere!!! Tribute to Robbins has more works so you can probably find your taste. La Petite Danseuse de Degas will be filmed for a DVD release, but of course, it's different from a live show. However, I must tell that the Robbins bill has been fillmed too last year and though have been broadcasted on TV, is not out in DVD :( so you can't really rely on that too.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 07:12 PM

Hi,

I happened to see the conversation that alluded to La Petite Danseuse being filmed this year as a DVD. Is there any chance you could tell me anything you know that might help me get ahold of this? Iím trying to write about it (Iím an academic) and of course the fare from here is astronomical. I had no idea there was a dvd or going to be one. Iíd be very grateful for any information you have about how to find it (nor or in the future). Apologies if this message already went through in an earlier form. Iím new to the list and not sure Iím using the technology correctly.

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 12:13 PM

Reading about the repertory for the 2010-11 season (in conjunction with watching the repertory presented in Fred Wiseman's documentary and with "reading" the books of Nicolas Le Riche and Gerard Uferas), I can't help but think that Madam Lefevre has pulled off a pretty incredible feat -- she's transformed the mighty Paris Opera Ballet into the Brigitte Lefevre Modern Dance Company!

Poor Elisabeth Platel -- presiding over a classical island in a modern sea . . .


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