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silvermash

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  1. 2017-18 Season

    I had the same in my mind but can't remember where I had the info.
  2. POB dancers in Linc Ctr Festival's Jewels

    Difficult to say. What is Parisian audience? I am not very keen to both choreographers, but what was wrong the past years, in my opinion, is that we had too many.
  3. 2017-18 Season

    Tour dates are often published at the last minute on the website, if they are. But it might change as this was the first time this year we had information and name of the dancers. I believe US theatres will be the first to annouce details. It was said I think June or July.
  4. POB dancers in Linc Ctr Festival's Jewels

    Based on curtain calls pictures, Marc Moreau danced again in the second cast
  5. POB dancers in Linc Ctr Festival's Jewels

    I think Agnès was more popular in Japan than Isabelle who has been Etoile very late in her carreer. Besides, Agnès gave the last performance of the tour and farewell was also celebrating Brigitte Lefevre.
  6. POB dancers in Linc Ctr Festival's Jewels

    There is flexibility for Etoiles when they are giving their farewell when they arrive near retirement age because each year, they danced the ballets they agree in a special contract, so they have an overview of the possibilities during the season (and even the season before). Agnès Letestu was administratively retired when she gave her farewell but Lady of the Camellias was the first ballet of the next season and she wanted this particular ballet to retire. She was a “guest Etoile” in 2014 Japan tour and in Palais de Cristal the next year in Paris. Isabelle Ciaravola was not in Japan, she had not reached the age at her farewell but she wanted to dance in Onegin. Clairemarie Osta as well when she was In the US, so it was up to her to dance or not. Laëtitia Pujol is supposed to give a farewell in Paris in September
  7. 2016-2017 Season

    It was nice. Mélanie's little daughter brought her the bouquet and Mélanie gave it to Emmanuel who had his own thrown from the audience. Premiers danseurs are not given proper farewells but theirs were particular because their cararacters just appeared in the first act and don't bow at the end of the ballet. But they had two curtain calls at the end of the first act, which is not common.
  8. Nureyev premier postponed to 2018/2019

    Some pictures and comments on his facebook page
  9. 2016-2017 Season

    Yes, especially since quite a few dancers are new in the roles (La Sylphide)
  10. Nicolas Le Riche Royal Swedish Ballet AD

    and we have Dupont in Paris Opera Ballet edit : Frédéric Olivieri, former POB Sujet is acting ballet director at Milan Teatro alla Scala
  11. Nicolas Le Riche, POB retired Etoile is now head of Royal Swedish Ballet, starting this autumn http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/kungliga_operan/pressreleases/french-ballet-star-to-head-royal-swedish-ballet-2045742
  12. 2016-2017 Season

    Well what was exactly reported in a Figaro article was that Dupont needed the dancers and that she couldn't let them take time for the "Academy" that Millepied had established. This academy was already closed this year. Only the four dancers in the quadruple bill had the opportunity to participate. The public never knew exactly what was the "Academy" and what means were given to the dancers. However dancers from POB had from time to time participate to smaller events to show their choreographic works, and a long time before Millepied. I hope it's going to continue even if they won't work with the same conditions, time off, budget for the staging, and dancers (Etoiles and Premiers danseurs).
  13. 2016-2017 Season

    I did. Quickly because I’m just getting ready to go back tonight. A too long evening up to me, it should have been split in two, all pieces were about more than 30-35 minutes, with a long interval. The Bertaud, Renaissance, was uninspired which is regrettable because it was supposed to be the neo-classic of the evening and morevover all the press communication has been done on this piece, presumably perhaps thanks to the Balmain group which designed the costumes (looking more like ice skating costumes than ballet costumes though) and the fact that Dorothée Gilbert’s husband is a fashion photographer who made a short promotional clip used by POB for the quadruple bill with only the piece his wife was in… Anyway, from most of the comments and mine, the piece itself was boring and more like a copy of a Millepied’s ballet… with less talent… It was followed by The Little Match Girl Passion (from David Lang eponymous piece) by Simone Valastro which was the opposite. A lot of imagination, perhaps too much sometimes, but a brilliant piece from the staging point of view with live singers moving on stage and off stage, and percussions, special effects completely in tune with the narrative, and with imaginative choreography in which Eleonora Abbagnato was fantastic as the little match girl. The piece by Bruno Bouché, Undoing world, was about migrants and how being a fugitive can be in relation to the world. It was ambitious, sometimes not really fully accomplished but as for the Valastro, with a lot of poetry, especially with Aurélien Houette touching singing the eponymous song by the Klezmatics. The main piece of the evening was by Nicolas Paul, an already experienced choreographer who delivered up to me a masterpiece, Sept mètres et demi au-dessus des montagnes, inspired (from far) by the deluge. The poignant and powerful choreography was supported by a video of the dancers slowly drowning with the use of their images and their reflects in the water. In addition, the dancers were coming from below the stage and disappearing under the video screen at an increasing speed which sustained the feeling of oppression. It was strongly danced by Stéphane Bullion and Josua Hoffalt, with a very supportive cast.
  14. Ratmansky's Swan Lake at La Scala

    When La Scala came in Paris as well
  15. I was just asking because this is very confusing. Otherwise, Laetitia will have her adieux to Palais Garnier tomorrow with Stéphane Bullion in La Valse…
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