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  1. yes. I had a second view last night with a different cast and it seems to me that too much is missing than a cut of all the unnecessary scenes that don't add anything to the story. You never get into the complexity of the characters, they don't carry the story. It's more of a series of variations and pas de deux of different styles put end to end and it's not helped by the coutless changes of scenes ... this choreographic problem could only be solved by reworking the choreography to bring a real storytelling though it and also emotions.
  2. Up to me, it’s a beautiful production with gorgeous set (painted canvases in trompe l'oeil technic, a very beautiful know-how of the opera house) and great costumes. However the ballet is too long, ill constructed with too much scenes and characters. It needs a stricter editing… I'm not a big fan of the choreography either, it's sometimes too repetitive, presumably to characterize the roles but during 3 hours, it becomes redundant...
  3. I think she was not considered versatile enough for POB repertory compared to Park or O’Neill or Barbeau. However, in the past few years, she did a lot of contemporary pieces so perhaps it will change.
  4. Aurélie Dupont mentioned in an interview that Stéphane Bullion and Alice Renavand will leave next season but didn't say when
  5. 24/09 Gala : Défilé du ballet/Clouds Inside (Voelker)/Brise-lames (Jalet)/Etudes (Lander) 28/09-6/12 Play (Ekman) 15/10-04/11 Le Rouge et le noir (Lacotte) 29/11-02/01 le sacre du printemps (Nijinski) / l'après midi d'un faune (Eyal) / Rhapsody (Ashton) 09/12-02/01 Don Quichotte (Nureyev) 30/01-20/02 Body and soul (Pite) 14/03-03/04 Uprising / In Your Rooms (Schechter) 02/04-06/05 La Bayadère (Nureyev) 06/05-05/06 Carmen/Another Place / Bolero (Mats Ek) 18/06-16/07 A Midsummer Night's Dream (Balanchine) 25/06-16/07 Giselle (Coralli-Perrot)
  6. Third farewell attempt for Eleonora Abbagnato. June 11th in the Roland Petit programme. She is scheduled to dance Le Rendez-vous with Mathieu Ganio and Le Jeune homme et la mort with Stéphane Bullion. Paris Opera Ballet is due to resume live shows on May 30th with this Roland Petit Programme.
  7. The opening gala of the dance season will be available online for free January 30 at 20:00 local time here : https://chezsoi.operadeparis.fr/videos/gala-d-ouverture Program Défilé du Ballet Choregraphy: Albert Aveline, Serge Lifar Music: Hector Berlioz Grand pas classique Valentine Colasante, Danseuse Etoile Hugo Marchand, Danseur Etoile In the night 1st pas de deux : Ludmila Pagliero, Danseuse Etoile Mathieu Ganio, Danseur Etoile 2nd pas de deux : Léonore Baulac, Danseuse Etoile Germain Louvet, Danseur Etoile 3rd pas de deux : Alice Renavand, Danseuse Etoile Stéphane Bullion, Danseur Etoile The vertiginous thrill of exactitude Amandine Albisson, Danseuse Etoile Ludmila Pagliero, Danseuse Etoile Paul Marque, Danseur Etoile Hannah O'Neill, Première danseuse Pablo Legasa, Premier danseur The gala will be broadcasted tonight for patrons https://www.today24.news/en/2021/01/paris-opera-its-traditional-opening-gala-to-follow-online.html
  8. Paul Marque has been named Etoile by Alexander Neef after the live stream of La Bayadère. He was dancing the Golden Idol.
  9. L'Opéra chez soi is the new Paris Opera online platform available from today. I hope it is available from abroad. There is a live broadcast of La Bayadère next Sunday with a special cast (Different main roles in each act) with a trailer here : https://chezsoi.operadeparis.fr/packages/la-bayadere/videos/trailer-bayadere ACTE I : Dorothée Gilbert, Germain Louvet, Léonore Baulac ACTE II : Amandine Albisson, Hugo Marchand, Valentine Colasante ACTE III : Ludmila Pagliero, Mathias Heymann There is also a back catalogue already available.
  10. Brise lames, the Damien Jalet piece, is not included in the broadcast.
  11. The last show before "soft" lockdown is tonight and this is "Etoiles". For the moment, the dancers will still be allowed to repeat so it's not a full stop. We'll see but it doesn't look good for Bayadère anyway...
  12. Annual internal competition to enter POB ballet has been held mid-October. Following dancers have been selected : Clara MOUSSEIGNE Lisa GAILLARD-BORTOLOTTI Gloria POUBEAU Camille CALAZANS Alycia HIDDINGA Ysée BRETIGNIERE Margaux CHABREL Enzo SAUGAR Osiris ONAMBELE NGONO Keita BELLALI Due to Covid-19, external competition is postponed. Source : POB www
  13. Just to be precise, Simone Valastro was not Premier Danseur but Sujet
  14. The whole programme is detailed on POB web site if you click on the link I made on the title of the shows with casting and dates.
  15. POB announced 3 new programmes for this fall at The Palais Garnier Etoiles de l'Opéra from 05 to 29 October 2020 Alastair Marriott, John Neumeier, Hans van Manen, William Forsythe, Martha Graham, Mikhail Fokine, Jerome Robbins with Mathieu Ganio, Laura Hecquet, Stéphane Bullion, Ludmila Pagliero, Hugo Marchand, Hannah O'Neill, Vincent Chaillet, Emilie Cozette, Sae Eun Park Rudolf Nureyev from 06 to 30 October 2020 Nutcracker, Cindarella, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Manfred, Sleeping Beauty with Dorothée Gilbert, Paul Marque, Alice Renavand, Florian Magnenet, Myriam Ould-Braham, Mathias Heymann, Valentine Colasante, Arthus Raveau, Francesco Mura, Amandine Albisson, Audric Bezard, Léonore Baulac,Germain Louvet Contemporary choreographers from 04 to 28 November 2020 creations from Tess Voelker, Damien Jalet, Mehdi Kerkouche and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
  16. According to the French Ministry of Culture Press Release , Alexander Neef will take his functions as soon as ... next week!
  17. Paris Opera director Stéphane Lissner has announced he will leave the head of the company at the end of December (he was due to finish the 20-21 season and leave in July 21) and that he has decided to close both Opera houses for renovation work until the end of November (Bastille) and end of December (Garnier) https://www.operadeparis.fr/en/news/stage-renovation-work-at-the-paris-opera-from-july-2020
  18. POB dancers to thank people working during the lockdown https://youtu.be/OIiG14Ggmu0
  19. Paris Opera Ballet has "closed'. It has stopped morning classes and all rehearsals for at least 15 days.
  20. Following shows are cancelled Manon, from March 13 to April 3 George Balanchine, from March 12 to April 10, Don Giovanni: from March 21 to April 24 The Ballet School production: from March 25 to 30 no information about Alan Lucien Øyen new work which is supposed to start April 11
  21. this was already offered for a week by Paris Opera : you could be redunded of your ticket just by calling or sending a mail telling you're unwell.
  22. it is available from the official Paris Opera Twitter . If you follow the link, you have more details on the 3 shows concerned so far
  23. And the Balanchine bill had already been cancelled 4 times because of the strike
  24. There was a rumour of having Raymonda instead of La Bayadère but perhaps it requires too much soloists just like the Kylian bill at the same time... Kylian is a favorite of POB and Petite Mort and Sechs Tänze are new to the repertoire
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