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North Vancouver dancer earns spot at Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Caitlin Smart one of 10 international dancers to have the opportunity to train with a prestigious program Imagine moving to Switzerland to learn how to make chocolate from a master chocolatier. Or Japan to immerse yourself in the world of high-tech electronics. Or Colombia to study the coffee-making process, or the Scottish Highlands to make […]

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The Paris Opera Ballet delivers Rite and Rhapsody

It’s easy to believe we know everything there is to know about The Rite of Spring. Vaslav Nijinsky’s historic choreography may have been lost after its creation in 1913, but in 1987 Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer crafted a reconstruction that has since become a staple of the repertoire – and that adds to the […]

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Gene Kelly’s Legendary 1960 Paris Opera Ballet Becomes Spectacular New Film

Image courtesy of Starstruck, Scottish Ballet and Marquee TV Gavin Smart Starstruck, a festive reimagining of the choreographic work of great American actor/dancer Gene Kelly in the form of a stunning new feature film, is released worldwide this week. In 1960, Gene Kelly was invited to create an original work for the Paris Opera Ballet. […]

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The Paris Opera Ballet performs Le Rouge et le Noir by Stendhal

Expensive and risky: three-act ballets are a major investment for dance companies. The Paris Opera Ballet spared no effort to ensure that its first novelty in 13 years, that of Pierre Lacotte The Red and the Black, based on the novel of the same name by Stendhal, would at least be spectacular. Some 400 costumes […]

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“Art transcends race”: the first Asian star ballerina of the Paris Opera Ballet

When Sae Eun Park auditioned for the oldest ballet institution in the world, her hotel room in Paris was so small that she couldn’t fully stretch her legs. A decade later, the South Korean became the first Asian ballerina to reach the top “star” – or “star” – rank in the Paris Opera Ballet’s 352-year […]

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Backstage at the Paris Opera Ballet Opening Gala with Chanel

Arriving at the Palais Garnier is an almost ecclesiastical experience on any given day, but especially on the evening of the opening gala of the Opéra National de Paris’ dance season. On Friday, guests climbed the grand marble staircase, a piece of theater in itself, which, with its 30-meter high vault, was dressed in a […]

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Park Sae-eun of the Paris Opera Ballet plans to become a big “star” in France

SEOUL, July 20 (Yonhap) — Park Sae-eun already rose to the top rank of dancers with the Paris Opera Ballet (POB) when she was promoted to prima ballerina last month. But the 31-year-old South Korean is aiming higher: she wants to be the brightest star on the French ballet scene. “I think I’ve reached the […]

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Dance review: “Body and Soul” from the Paris Opera Ballet – Dark and Potent Boogie

By Jessica Lockhart Body and soul generates a whirlwind of passions – joy, frustration, pleasure and rage. An online performance of the Paris Opera Ballet’s performance of Crystal Pite Body and soulpresented by the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival until July 15. A scene from the Paris Opera Ballet Body and soul. Photo: Julien Benhamou. The […]

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The Paris Opera Ballet is the subject of a racial toll : NPR

The world’s oldest ballet company is being raced. The Paris Opera Ballet works to update racist stereotypes and increase diversity. AILSA CHANG, HOST: The world’s oldest ballet company takes a look. The Paris Opera Ballet addresses issues of race and racism in its ranks and repertoire. NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley reports. ELEANOR BEARDSLEY, BYLINE: In the […]

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A star of the Paris Opera Ballet costs to follow her passion

HUgo Marchand, probably the most starred star of the Paris Opera Ballet, watches, shirtless and muscular, from the cover of his new memoir, Dancer (Arthaud), published in France last month. Marchand, 27, seems a bit young for writing an autobiography. While he rose through the ranks quickly – at 23 he was a star, the […]

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A star of the Paris Opera Ballet on Being young, gifted and successful

Hugo Marchand, arguably the most starred star of the Paris Opera Ballet, watches, shirtless and muscular, from the cover of his new memoir, ‘Danser’ (Arthaud), published in France last month. Marchand, at 27, seems a little young to have written an autobiography. Although he rose through the ranks quickly — at 23 he was a […]

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South Queensferry ballet dancer shines at prestigious dance school

Abbie Garmany, a 15-year-old student from Queensferry High School, has spent lockdown fulfilling her dream of standing out on the big stage by training with Edinburgh’s prestigious Festival Ballet School. She was accepted into the school’s part-time course, created by the famous ballet dancer, choreographer, director and Olivier Prize winner Peter Schaufuss, who during his […]

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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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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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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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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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The Paris Opera Ballet did not let the virus stop the dance – WWD

The ballerinas kept coming and going, pouring in rows from the back of the stage, all in white tutus and surgical masks, walking gracefully in perfect unison. The spellbinding spectacle, which culminated with nearly 250 dancers in attendance, opened the Paris Opera Ballet’s opening gala on Wednesday evening, broadcast on a private streaming channel, with […]

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How to buy like ballet dancer Gabe Stone Shayer

Welcome to our How to Shop Like series, where we spotlight fashion industry personalities and take a closer look at their personal relationships with fashion and the way they shop – think of all the best fashion tips and tricks. insiders. This week we chat with a ballet dancer Gabe Pierre Shayer. On a ballet’s […]

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Ballet dancers from the Paris Opera perform from bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens…

April 30, 2020, 11:56 | Updated: April 30, 2020, 12:01 Quarantined dancers film a brilliant Romeo and Juliet ballet sequence from home. Photo: Paris Opera From balconies and bubble baths to libraries and living rooms, anywhere is a stage for this brilliant lockdown performance of Romeo and Juliet. Lone dancers recorded a brilliant ballet sequence […]

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Vienna Ballet Academy removes leader’s power after abuse scandal

LONDON — The Vienna State Opera on Friday removed all responsibilities from Simona Noja-Nebyla, general manager of its historic ballet academy. The move came just days after an independent commission said the academy had put the wellbeing of its students at risk. The academy had given its students “insufficient medical and therapeutic care”, the commission, […]

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Ballet dancers from the Paris Opera hang up their shoes during a demonstration against pension reform

Published on: 10/12/2019 – 03:50Amended: 10/12/2019 – 03:48 When tens of thousands of French workers tore down tools and took to the streets to protest pension reform last Thursday, among them was a seemingly unlikely group of aggrieved picketers: ballet dancers from the Paris Opera . More accustomed to sliding on the stages to orchestral […]

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Crystal Pite takes on her biggest challenge yet at the Paris Opera Ballet

Canadian choreographer and dancer Crystal Pite, seen here at the Opera Garnier in Paris on October 8, 2019, is no stranger to pressure on the world stage.Joel SAGET/AFP/Getty Images It’s 9 a.m. at the Palais Garnier, the imposing home of the Paris Opera Ballet, and Crystal Pite is listening to Chopin alone in her dressing […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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The Paris Opera Ballet returns with new surprises

©OnP The Rudolf Nureyev version of “Swan Lake” presented by the Paris Opera Ballet The 350-year-old Paris Opera Ballet will return to the stage at the Grand Théâtre de Shanghai, 14 years after its phenomenal debut in the city. The troupe will present two works this time. One is the classical ballet “Swan Lake” performed […]

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Vienna State Opera ballet academy hit by abuse allegations

VIENNA – AFP The ballet academy of the famous Vienna State Opera was hit on April 10 by allegations of severe physical and mental abuse against its students, as well as sexual assault. class=”cf”> The weekly Falter has published the results of a detailed investigation which it says revealed ’19th century’ methods inflicted on students, […]

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Vienna State Opera ballet academy hit by abuse scandal | Austria

The Vienna State Opera has launched an investigation and promised far-reaching reforms after allegations that students at its prestigious ballet academy were physically, mentally and sexually abused by two teachers. “Unacceptable things have happened,” State Opera director Dominique Meyer said on Wednesday after Austrian magazine Falter published a detailed account of the alleged abuse based […]

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Does the Paris Opera Ballet lack meaning? New works by Marco Goecke and Pontus Lidberg reviewed

The great ballet companies do not need an artistic policy to exist. Due to their size and history, they can usually move forward without clear direction. Yet the ripple effects are felt through the repertoire, as the Paris Opera Ballet’s latest triple program suggests. Almost three years to the day after her appointment, director Aurélie […]

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The Paris Opera Ballet abandons dancer Sergei Polunin after sexist and homophobic social media posts

ballet dancer Sergei Polunin found itself at the center of a controversy this week. On Saturday, the famous Paris Opera Ballet announced that it would withdraw its invitation to the 29-year-old Ukrainian-born Russian dancer to play Siegfried in an upcoming performance of Swan Lake. The reason? Several sexist and anti-gay Instagram posts by Polunin were […]

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The Paris Opera Ballet drops Sergei Polunin for a homophobic diatribe | Ballet

Sergei Polunin, the Royal Ballet-trained dancer who revels in a reputation as a “bad boy in ballet”, has been kicked out of a production in Paris after a series of homophobic and sexist posts on social media. It was revealed last week that Polunin had been invited to play Prince Siegfried in the Paris Opera […]

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The Paris Opera Ballet finds freedom in its Tribute to Jerome Robbins

Even ballet companies are looking for unlikely costumes this Halloween. Take the Paris Opera Ballet, where the dancers generally love their moody, sophisticated characters, but this week found themselves playing carefree American sailors. The occasion was Jerome Robbins’ company first Fantasy Free, as part of a tribute to the versatile American choreographer on the occasion […]

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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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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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Ballerina Diana Vishneva returns to dance with the Paris Opera Ballet – WWD

When Diana Vishneva bowed out as principal dancer of American Ballet Theater last summer after 13 years, she didn’t disappear behind the scenes for good. The 42-year-old quit the business to focus on other projects – and ended up taking time off from dancing for a few months as she was pregnant with her son, […]

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Ballerina Kang Ho-hyun, latest Korean addition to the Paris Opera Ballet

There are now three Korean ballerinas in the Paris Opera Ballet as Kang Ho-hyun recently joined the company after a year-long training period. Founded in 1669, the Paris Opera Ballet is one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world, along with the Royal Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet and the Mariinsky Ballet. Attracting many […]

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The Paris Opera Ballet dancer is the fourth Korean to receive a prestigious distinction

Ballerina Park Sae-eun performs ‘Emerald’, part of George Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ trilogy, for a gala after winning the prize on Tuesday at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. [YONHAP] Korean ballet dancer Park Sae-eun was named best dancer at the Benois de la Danse awards, one of the world’s most prestigious ballet awards, on Tuesday in Moscow. […]

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Paris Opera Ballet, Palais Garnier, Paris — blurring boundaries

While contemporary dance creators have made inroads into the repertoire of classical companies, their presence has periodically been dismissed as a gimmick. In some ways, however, they are changing the world of ballet – blurring the top-down choreographic structures and gender distinctions the art form otherwise maintains. The Paris Opera Ballet’s new quadruple program is […]

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Paris Opera dancers complain of harassment and mismanagement

Sexual and verbal harassment. A lack of support and care. Incompetence. These are just some of the accusations leveled against the management of the Paris Opera and the company’s artistic director, Aurélie Dupont, in an anonymous internal questionnaire that caused furor in the French media after being leaked to journalists. last week. “The current director […]

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Paris Opera Ballet Opening Gala, Palais Garnier, Paris — sensuality and French style

With fundraising becoming an increasingly pressing concern, glittering opening night galas have become de rigueur for many ballet companies. The Paris Opera Ballet woke up a few years ago to the potential for a star-studded evening with the arrival of Benjamin Millepied, and the red carpet remained a must under Aurélie Dupont. Exclusivity is key […]

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Few women are ballet choreographers. A program at the Vail Dance Festival addresses this.

VAIL — Lauren Lovette, in a star-and-stripe hoodie, track shorts and socks, stood in the Vail Mountain School gymnasium, silently feeling footsteps that would turn a poem into a dance. “Could you run a little here?” Lovette asked Miriam Miller, one of three dancers she works with, to create a new ballet that will debut […]

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Balmain draws for the dancers of the Paris Opera

In case you left the world of ballet behind when you returned your childhood tutu, it’s time to reconnect. Ballet and fashion are in the midst of a very stylish rendezvous and the latest label to hit the stage is none other than Kardashian-Jenner favorite Balmain. The label’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, is probably better […]

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Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing designs costumes for Paris Opera dancers

Balmain’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, is more closely associated with Beyoncé than ballet, but that may soon change. As WWD reports, the designer will create costumes for the Paris Opera, outfitting a troupe led by dancer and choreographer Sébastien Bertaud for an upcoming piece called “Renaissance” in June. “My ambition is to create a classical […]

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Premiere of Crystal Pite, Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris — the review

Ironically, the greatest successes of the Benjamin Millepied era at the Paris Opera Ballet came after his resignation. The mixed poster that opened the season, programmed by Millepied but now piloted by its replacement, Aurélie Dupont, was the company’s best for some time, crowned by a very convincing creation by Crystal Pite. With 154 dancers, […]

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Review: The Paris Opera Ballet kicks off a new season with futuristic choreography

But before the end of that season, Mr Millepied announced his resignation and in July left, replaced by former Paris Opera star Aurélie Dupont. It was Mme Dupont, together with Stéphane Lissner, the director of the Paris Opera, who presided over this year’s event, and although the ballets on the program were commissioned by Mr […]

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Paris Opera Ballet lambasted by listeners for €90,000 taxi bill | Paris

It declares itself the cradle of classical dance and is among the oldest and most prestigious classical bodies in the world, known for their star dancers and little ratsthe child stars of its 300-year-old school. When it comes to sophisticated footwork, however, Paris Opera Ballet directors found they were unwittingly in the spotlight this week. […]

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Haunting fantasy of an artist from the Paris Opera Ballet

Last year, the Paris Opera Ballet’s new online platform, 3e Scène, approached photographer Alex Prager and asked her to make a film. She was given creative carte blanche and granted full access to the company’s facilities and dancers. The result is “La Grande Exit”, a ten-minute film which makes its US debut at the Lehmann […]

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Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris/New York City Ballet, Paris — the review

When it comes to ballet companies, Paris Opera Ballet and New York City Ballet could hardly be more different. French dress has centuries of classic history and has mainly looked to contemporary European trends to adapt to changing times. American society, meanwhile, still respects the neoclassical style and vision of its 20th-century founder, George Balanchine. […]

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William Forsythe, Paris Opera Ballet — “Spectacular”

A new ballet by William Forsythe was an almost routine event. Not anymore. From the beginning of the 2000s, the American choreographer turned to a more contemporary dance vocabulary with his own troupe, and the flow of ballets dried up. But the Forsythe Company closed last year and Forsythe accepted Benjamin Millepied’s invitation to become […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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A Chinese dancer breaks down cultural barriers at the Paris Opera Ballet

HONG KONG — When it opened its season late last month, the Paris Opera Ballet included the first Chinese dancer to be hired in its 346-year history. Lam Chun-wing, 19, from a working-class Hong Kong suburb, is an unlikely addition to the world’s oldest ballet company, a state institution steeped in French tradition. He has […]

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Benjamin Millepied takes over at the Paris Opera Ballet

Although it’s only been three years since he retired as Principal Dancer of New York City Ballet, Mr. Millepied has been a force of nature in the dance world for quite some time. Handsome, with dark hair, blue eyes and, quite often, a shadow of a beard, he is also articulate, focused and persuasive, with […]

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The Lyon Opera Ballet has an American touch

When the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon invited New York choreographer Ralph Lemon to create a new work, Mr. Lemon made a bold request: two months with the company to rehearse and experiment. To his surprise, Lyon’s artistic director Yorgos Loukos said yes, granting Mr. Lemon time with the dancers that was rare and, he […]

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Natalie Portman’s husband will direct the Paris Opera Ballet

Paris Natalie Portman’s husband, Benjamin Millepied, the “Black Swan” choreographer who helped turn Natalie Portman into an obsessed, paranoid ballerina for film and later married the actress, has been named director of the Opera Ballet of Paris Thursday. Millepied, 35, is a former principal dancer with New York City Ballet who left in 2011 to […]