Opera ballet

Review: ‘Les Applaudissements’ by Maguy Marin at the Paris Opera Ballet

PARIS — The French choreographer Maguy Marin, whose work “Les applassements ne se mange pas” is performed by the Paris Opera Ballet, is a controversial figure in contemporary dance. Coming from a fertile generation that emerged in France in the 1980s, Ms. Marin has never had an identifiable style and aesthetic. His work, which first […]

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2 stars join Bucharest Opera’s ballet company after clash

The crisis that has shaken the Bucharest National Opera ballet company in recent weeks has had repercussions not only on the international dance world, but also on Romanian politics. And ultimately, it was a government-brokered plan that paved the way for the return on Wednesday of the company’s two biggest stars: its artistic director, Johan […]

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Bucharest National Opera Ballet Company Collapses After Director Resigns

The resignation of Danish choreographer Johan Kobborg from the National Opera in Bucharest determined many dancers, including star ballerina Alina Cojocaru, to announce that they would be leaving the ballet company. The scandal escalated into a dispute between some of the Opera’s Romanian employees and the ballet company’s international dancers, many of whom came to […]