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Cairo Opera Ballet on tour in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour

The Cairo Opera Ballet began a tour on Wednesday with a selection of renowned classical ballets accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra, in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour. The shows, led by Artistic Director Armenia Kamel and Maestro Nair Nagy, kicked off in Cairo at the Opera House on Wednesday evening and will run until the […]

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The Paris Opera Ballet sends us an open invitation to all

As the Palais Garnier is still closed to the public for the moment, fundraising for the 2021 opening season of the Paris Opera Ballet can only be held digitally this year. But it’s all good news for us, because it means we can all now see ballet from the comfort of our own homes. This […]

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Body and Soul by Crystal Pite, created with the Paris Opera Ballet, hits Canadian screens

Vancouver choreographer Crystal Pite admits to feeling pre-show jitters ahead of the Canadian premiere of one of her most ambitious choreographic works. The founder of Kidd Pivot realizes that this angst is a bit bizarre, given that the Paris Opera Ballet made its debut Body and soul in the fall of 2019 at the Palais […]

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Responding to a new report, the Paris Opera Ballet pledges to make diversity a priority in the historic institution

The Paris Opera Ballet is the oldest national ballet company in the world and is steeped in tradition. For all its grandeur and prestige, ballet notably lacks diversity and until recently was among ballet companies with a repertoire that even included blackface. However, a 66-page report released on Monday shed light on the work the […]

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Egyptian ballet dancer Luca Abdel Nour wins second place at the Prix de Lausanne international ballet competition

CAIRO – February 9, 2021: Egyptian ballet dancer Luca Abdel Nour won second place in classical ballet at the Prix de Lausanne International Ballet Competition in Switzerland held from January 31 to February 6. The 17-year-old student from the Zurich Dance Academy performed classical and contemporary ballet. Abdel Nour also […]

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Watch the Paris Opera Ballet perform the work of this Vancouver choreographer, without traveling to France

Body and Soul, choreographed by Order of Canada nominee Crystal Pite, is available to stream via Digidance this month Acclaimed Vancouver choreographer Crystal Pite’s Body and soul was first presented on stage by the Paris Opera Ballet in November 2019, Vancouver dance fans should have boarded a flight to the French capital to catch the […]

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The nominees for the Telstra Ballet Dancer of the Year Awards 2021

The six nominees for this year’s Telstra Ballet Dancer Awards have been announced by Australian Ballet and sponsor Telstra. Additionally, the total prize money has been increased from $25,000 to $40,000, with the winner of the Telstra Rising Star Award taking home $25,000 (instead of $20,000) and the winner of the Telstra People’s Choice Award […]

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Discover Chanel’s costumes for the Paris Opera Ballet’s digital opening gala

Last Wednesday, the Paris Opera Ballet held its annual opening gala virtually, as is done these days. The event was initially private, broadcast by the ballet’s guest patrons, but is now online and accessible to everyone. Like all other ballet companies in the world, the Paris Opera Ballet did not dance its regular seasons. Out […]

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An Open Invitation to the Paris Opera Ballet – Prestige Online

With the Palais Garnier still currently closed to the public, the inaugural annual fundraiser for the Paris Opera Ballet’s 2021 opening season could only be held digitally this year. But it’s all good news for us, because it means we can all now see ballet from the comfort of our own homes. This year’s gala […]