Opera ballet

The Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon presents Forsythe’s works at a festival

Mr. Forsythe disregards many conventions of ballet. The movement can be initiated from any part of the body, as it bends, bends and curves; the range of motion is both extremely extensive and detailed to the small point. At the start of the ballet, three dancers perform one of its most basic steps: a tendu, […]

Opera ballet

The Lyon Opera Ballet presents the latest works by William Forsythe at the Théâtre de la Ville

M. Millepied’s “Sarabande” is a very different work, but it also communicates something of the dancer’s experience. Four men (Tadayoshi Kokeguchi, Alexis Bourbeau, Adrien Delépine, Mathieu Rouvière — all terrific) move on to the Allemande and Sarabande from the Partita in A minor for flute, and to excerpts from the Sonatas and Partitas for solo […]

Opera ballet

Benjamin Millepied takes over at the Paris Opera Ballet

Although it’s only been three years since he retired as Principal Dancer of New York City Ballet, Mr. Millepied has been a force of nature in the dance world for quite some time. Handsome, with dark hair, blue eyes and, quite often, a shadow of a beard, he is also articulate, focused and persuasive, with […]