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Benjamin Millepied confides in his departure from the Paris Opera Ballet

Raphaëlle Delaunay, a mixed-race dancer who attended the Paris Opera School of Dance and danced with the company from 1992 to 1997, said Mr Millepied was right to raise the issue. “I never wanted to add to the controversy over the lack of diversity in our institutions,” she wrote in an email, saying she had […]

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The Paris Opera Ballet opts for silence in the face of the resignation of Benjamin Millepied

Emphasis is also placed on the visual arts, with in particular a new work by the performer Tino Sehgal which takes over the public spaces of the Palais Garnier. A piece by Mr. Millepied involves a collaboration with French multimedia artist Philippe Parreno, and “Bolero”, by Mr. Cherkaoui and Mr. Jalet, returns to the repertoire, […]

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Review: ‘La Nuit S’Achève’ by Benjamin Millepied at the Paris Opera Ballet

PARIS — Cries of “Thank you! and “Bravo!” broke out from the audience on Friday evening when Benjamin Millepied greeted the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet after a performance at the Palais Garnier. It was a highly guarded moment: a day earlier the opera had announced that Mr Millepied would leave as dance director […]

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Why Benjamin Millepied leaves the Paris Opera: “He tried to do too much”

In just over a year as director, Benjamin Millepied has shaken up the Paris Opera Ballet, in a way for the better. He brought Pilates and Gyrotonic classes to help reduce injuries. He featured dancers from the corps de ballet in his new works (even if that meant discarding the stars). With his Oscar-winning wife, […]

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Benjamin Millepied resigns as Paris Opera’s dance director and returns to Southern California

In a surprise reshuffle at one of the world’s most revered dance institutions, Benjamin Millepied said on Thursday he would step down as director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet after just over a a year, citing personal reasons and his desire. devote himself entirely to artistic creation. The loss of France will be […]

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Benjamin Millepied and the Paris Opera Ballet: one step too far | Ballet

Benjamin Millepied’s decision to leave his post as director of the Paris Opera Ballet was shockingly abrupt, not only because he has only been in the position for a little over a year, but because so much was promised by his appointment. Millepied arrives in Paris with big plans to revitalize the company’s repertoire. As […]

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The last curtain at the Paris Opera Ballet for the choreographer Black Swan

Benjamin Millepied rose to international stardom with the 2010 ballet drama Black Swan before taking the reins of the Paris Opera Ballet four years later. But now the French choreographer has announced that he will take his final curtain as the company’s dance director in July. The news came a day before the world premiere […]

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Aurélie Dupont is appointed director of the Paris Opera Ballet

The Paris Opera Ballet made a quick return to French-speaking tradition on Tuesday with the appointment of a new director: Aurelie Duponta star ballerina who retired in 2015 after nearly 32 years with the company and her school. Her nomination makes her one of the few women to lead a world-class ballet company, and it […]

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Benjamin Millepied resigns from the Paris Opera Ballet | Benjamin Millepied

Star choreographer Benjamin Millepied has announced his resignation from the Paris Opera Ballet, just over a year after arriving with the promise of radically disrupting one of the world’s oldest and greatest dance companies. In a reportMillepied said he was leaving “solely for personal reasons” and to take more time to devote himself “100% to […]

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Benjamin Millepied leaves the Paris Opera Ballet

LONDON — Benjamin Millepied, the choreographer and former New York City Ballet dancer who brought an aura of glamor and intense media exposure to the 335-year-old Paris Opera Ballet as director of dance, has said Thursday that he was stepping down after just over a year in the job. Mr Millepied, born in France, who […]