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silvermash

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  1. tickets go on sale September 10th
  2. yes, from the official brochure, it's December 15, 21 and 22 at 10:30 and 14:30
  3. Same as for Iolanta 😉... There is a Sol Leon-Paul Lightfoot/Hans Van Manen new triple bill at the same time so it's fair enough ...
  4. From a Parisian perspective, the season looks far better than the previous years... Le Parc is a favorite of both dancers and audience. Balanchine Quatre Temperaments and Concerto Barocco haven't been danced for years : 2003 for Concerto Brocco, 2008 for 4 Temperaments, so it's not bad to give them a chance for the new principals and dancers... Mayerling is a dream for male Etoiles, For me the obvious one is Stéphane Bullion who was so great in the last run of La Dame aux camélias last December and in Onegin last year... These story ballets were also given i the past to the dancers who can act, I can see Premier Danseur Audric Bezard in it... Well, we'll see... I think Iolanta/Casse Noisette was the baby of Stéphane Lissner and it was fully booked a few days after the sales this season... It might be the same for Play although it's during the least favorable month of the season But, yes, the dancers have nothing to dance, so it's probably to please the audience.
  5. it was not specified in the official release. it just talked about the values supported by the institution.
  6. Virginia Gris is now chief stage manager at POB but this would be an interesting move...
  7. Only the 3d act was streamed on the 31rd but the whole ballet will be streamed later as well as in the cinemas
  8. He was not slow in his rise regarding the Concours. He was Premier danseur at 25 I think, which is fair enough. So in a way, he had no problem rising through the Concours. But he was only named Etoile at 33. To become Etoile is the sole decision of the Paris Opera Director. So it took more time to rise to Etoile than to rise to Premier Danseur
  9. 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...
  10. 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 😉
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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