Opera ballet

Behind the scenes of the 2019 Paris Opera Ballet gala

The history of the relationship between Chanel and dance is long and rich. In 1913, its founder Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel happened to see a representation of Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring, choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky, principal dancer of the Ballets Russes. An introduction to Polish pianist and patron of the arts, Misia Sert four […]

Opera ballet

Choreography falls down the pecking order at the Paris Opera Ballet

What do we say of a dance company when the choreographers are no longer the stars of the premieres? The Paris Opera Ballet opened its season with a new work, At the Falcon’s Well, loosely based on the 1916 play by WB Yeats. A visual artist, the Japanese Hiroshi Sugimoto, is considered its main author. […]

Opera ballet

The Paris Opera Ballet launches the season ‘Pas de Deux’ Style – WWD

IT TAKES TWO: For the opening night of the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris, the director Aurélie Dupont was inspired by a “pas de deux” theme, offering the public a lively program of shows spanning the ages. A bit of something for everyone: flower-adorned tulle skirts — by Chanel — that bounced to the classic […]

Ballet academy

Ballet academy responds to stigma of boys in ballet

CINCINNATI — Children of all ages develop a passion for ballet at the Cincinnati Ballet Academy. “It’s very athletic, it’s very discipline-oriented,” said Zack Grubbs, director of the academy and former Cincinnati Ballet soloist. Academy students learn the grace, balance and discipline of former Cincinnati Ballet dancers – men and women who inspire the next […]

Ballet dancer

Meet the Houston Ballet dancer who performed an iconic Sylvie Guillem role while still in the Corps

With her curly red tresses, Houston Ballet soloist Alyssa Springer can look like she stepped out of a Botticelli painting, making her a natural choice in classic story ballets. But look at her in her contemporary work and you’ll see the great bones of her versatile technique. A favorite of guest choreographers, Springer was promoted […]