Stephane Bullion etoile
Posted 03 June 2010 - 09:08 AM
Posted 03 June 2010 - 10:12 AM
Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:19 PM
Personally, I find this nomination particularly inspiring. I may be wrong, of course, but I'm guessing that Bullion is the first cancer survivor to become an étoile.
Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:03 PM
Posted 09 July 2010 - 04:51 PM
It should be illegal to be that handsome.
Haven't seen a set of cheekbones like that since Montgomery Clift. All congratulations to M. Bullion.
Posted 10 July 2010 - 05:30 AM
From the ResMusica.com interview -- I'll bet a lot of other dancers, and other performers in physically challenging jobs, will identify with his first reaction to the question: What do you hope for the future? "Good health for myself and those close to me." I like people with a realistic sense of priorities.
I was wondering what others think of his response (ion my very rough translation) to the question about how he felt about his "consecration" as an etoile.
True? Or just a nice thing to say? Is this a common response to the question? (He does go on to say that he hopes to live up to the responsibility, which I assume ALL new etoiles say.)
I don't like the term "consecration." I prefer to think that that nomination is a new starting point. To be named an etoile has never been a big goal for me. I thought that being a soloist was already rather nice. The dividing line between the grade of premier danseur and etoile is slight.
Posted 10 July 2010 - 07:33 AM
His way to the top has been rather hectic due to his serious health problems which is driving his way of looking at life probably.
Premier danseur is already a high grade in the company. This is the highest to be reached by a contest (at the end of each year if a position is available) and Premiers danseurs and Etoiles belong to the same “numerus clausus”.
Anyway, since he's fully back, Mr Bullion remained less than 3 years at the Premier Danseur level and he has been dancing all the Etoiles roles already since then (and even before he was Premier Danseur). In fact, he has nearly danced every lead roles the past two years. He probably hasn’t feel the difference that much between the Premier Danseur and Etoile level which might exist for others.
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