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silvermash

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  1. silvermash

    Thoughts on Iolanta/The Nutcracker

    Yes I think the "director cut" was the main complain about this production as the choreographers had no word to say about the whole scenario. Everything was written by Tcherniakov, (even the costumes were imposed) and the choreographers had just to fill the spaces indicated. Cherkaoui had the easiest part with the pas de deux, I would not blame Lock or Pita. Pita, up to me is the less interesting because Lock at least could impose his movements that I personally like a lot...
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    2018-19 Season

    Yes, Swan Lake is in OpĂ©ra Bastille. it works well there. In Nureyev Swan Lake, Rothbart is a very important character and quite often the most interesting of the evening. In any case, it's important that the 2 male dancers are matching well.... Usually the casting for these 3 main roles are known about at least one month before, albeit injuries among the selected dancers but it will come after the winter break... Considering it starts mid-February, the dancers will start rehearsing in December so perhaps we will know it tentatively earlier or at the last minute 😉
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    Tribute to Jerome Robbins

    The Tribute to Jerome Robbins has been filmed for cinema and TV broadcast with the following cast: Fancy Free Eleonora Abbagnato, Alice Renavand, Aurélia Bellet Stéphane Bullion, Karl Paquette, François Alu Alexandre Carniato A Suite of Dances Paul Marque Afternoon of a Faun Hugo Marchand/Amandine Albisson Glass Pieces Sae Eun Park/Florian Magnenet It is available on culturebox though it may be only available in France? Tribute to Jerome Robbins
  4. You must understand that it was not a farewell, it was just the Défilé and Josua Hoffalt was kindly awarded the right to have this last walk on stage. When you leave the ballet the way he did, you are not entitled to have a farewell and that's why he didn't participate to the Défilé the day before. And that's why it was kept silent to the public and that just the current Etoiles were surrounding him.
  5. Well, you first said she stayed in the wings which is not true and then now you said, ok, she came but she didn't stay center stage. Why would she have done it? She's just the AD, she's not anymore a dancer of the company. Only dancers are on stage the day of the défilé. No one stayed by Josua but the other Etoiles.
  6. Hum, full stop! I was there last night and Aurélie Dupont did come with flowers and kissed Josua Hoffalt. She was the first to come onstage after the défilé.
  7. silvermash

    "The great malaise of the Paris Opera Ballet" !!

    well in fact, the reason mentioned for POB administrative action is the usurpation of unionist position. It should be easy to dismiss if it's wrong.
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    "The great malaise of the Paris Opera Ballet" !!

    Yes but it has been organised in emergency after the cancellation of the US tour... These pieces are easy to travel with little or no stage set...
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    "The great malaise of the Paris Opera Ballet" !!

    Yes, lifetime contract + POB lacks male soloists and plenty of needs next year (Cinderella and Lady of the Camellias, both in December, Swan Lake (2 Etoile roles), Robbins bill, etc. ) Lorieux comes back with experience so he may be needed

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    2017-18 Season

    a problem with fire stage curtain... They had to veryfy all the cables and changed some of them
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    The Green Table

    The Green table will be given by Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin as part of their next season in Mulhouse, Colmar and Strasbourg. http://www.operanationaldurhin.eu/en--dance-2018-2019--spectres-europe-opera-national-du-rhin.html
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    "The great malaise of the Paris Opera Ballet" !!

    Well there is a management team. An artistic team with a chief ballet master, associate director (and a couple of ballet master) and a dance administrator.
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    "The great malaise of the Paris Opera Ballet" !!

    It was her choice, it just gives an insight about who she is and how she can think...
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    "The great malaise of the Paris Opera Ballet" !!

    Although she had said when she was asked about it at first (that is when HervĂ© Moreau was supposedly already retired) that she would dance with Josua Hoffalt, I don't think that in the case of her retirement show, it was a surprise, that Madame Dupont asked for Roberto Bolle because as I said before, she was known to choose her partners and to avoid series when she could not. By then, as a dancer, she didn't care about the effects it could have inside the company, and for the audience. And although she now may be paying the price, I don’t think she cares either. The best question is what Lissner has in his agenda? In choosing Millepied then Dupont?
  15. she should. It's extremely difficult to keep high level without performing regularly full length ballets and attending company classes.
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