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A carefree moment at the Paris Opera Ballet

The dancers prepare on September 27, 2018 before the opening of the annual gala at the Opéra Garnier in Paris. Laughter, rest, tenderness: a relaxed atmosphere reigns behind the scenes of the Opéra Garnier a few minutes from the traditional Paris Opera Ballet parade at the Palais Garnier on September 27, 2018. This carefree moment […]

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The Paris Opera Ballet launches its season with public participation – WWD

YOU CAN DANCE: Audience participation isn’t usually the order of the day when you go to the ballet, but the season-opening gala at the Paris Opera has decided to shake up tradition. Guests were invited to join the Paris Opera Ballet on the stage of the Palais Garnier, where they were led by dancers to […]

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Hamish Bowles at the 2018 Paris Opera Gala Opening Night with Keira Knightley, Marion Cotillard, Ellie Bamber and more

After intermission, after flaunting the company’s classic chops, we were in for a very different experience with a program of works choreographed by Ohad Naharin for Tel Aviv’s famed Batsheva Dance Company, which introduced a whole new language of contemporary dance which he calls Gaga. The dancers grimace, scream and rush around the stage with […]

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Decadance, Paris Opera Ballet, Palais Garnier, Paris — a marvel of kinetic articulation

A very special emotion for the Parade, which sees the 154 dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet parade by rank to mark the start of the season. Still, this ritual is starting to feel like an awkward reminder of classical glories past. This season was one of only two opportunities to catch company in tutus, […]

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Arthur Mitchell, pioneering American ballet dancer, dies at 84 | American News

Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African Americans in the 1950s as a dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of Harlem’s Dance Theater, has died. He was 84 years old. Mitchell died Wednesday in a New York hospital according to his […]

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The Metropolitan Ballet opens the Wayzata Ballet Academy | Entertainment

WAYZATA – A well-known ballet company performs a grand throw in Wayzata at the Metropolitan Ballet. Erik Sanborn, founder of the Metropolitan Ballet, said the company has been looking to expand from St. Paul to the Southwest Metro for some time. “The (Wayzata) community supports the fine arts and goes to see classical ballet,” he […]

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Full Circle: Dancers’ Orbit Leads Mountain View Ballet Academy to Thrive | Business

Megan V. Winslow / Town CrierRima Chaeff, left, with her mother Marion, who opened the academy in 1985. While sharing the story of Pacific Ballet Academy in Mountain View, Marion Chaeff and her daughter, Rima, both used the ballet programs they attended or the class they taught as time stamps to ensure they spoke in […]

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Peter Frame, dancer and ballet teacher, dies at 61

Peter Frame, a former principal dancer with New York City Ballet who became a mentor for young dancers, died Thursday on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, police said. He was 61 years old. The cause was suicide, the medical examiner’s office said. Police say Mr. Frame apparently jumped from his five-story apartment building at 145 West […]