Opera ballet

‘Le Pac’ warms up the holidays at the Paris Opera Ballet

A game of musical chairs leads to the meeting of a couple whose slow flame of attraction becomes the center of the ballet. At the end of the game, Karl Paquette remains seated, staring at Isabelle Ciaravola who turns around, very slowly, to look back at him. The eroticism of anticipation is what Mr. Preljocaj […]

Opera ballet

Sleeping Beauty/The Park, Paris Opera Ballet – review

This year marked the tercentenary of the Paris Opera School of Dance, and while celebrations of French style wrapped up last season, POB’s December programs both explore the company’s aristocratic past – although from very different angles. The Christmas special at the Opéra Bastille is The Sleeping Beauty. After a decade spent in mothballs, Aurore […]