Back into the studios!

After almost three months, we are finally back into the studios for ballet classes today! The different services of the Palais Garnier gradually return to work one after another. Because the company has to make sure that everybody is not sick and is physically ready to start classes again, each dancer must have a medical... Continue Reading →

Zoom Class

This Covid-19 episode completely changed the way people work in the world. Thanks to the new technologies that we have today, most companies were able to connect and to work from home. I am sure these tools and these new ways of working will remain even after the coronavirus will be completely gone. It is... Continue Reading →

Second phase of de-confinement in France

Tomorrow, on 2nd June, France is going to enter the second phase of the de-confinement. This means the the remaining small businesses are opening again. On the other hand, the parks and gardens reopened already this weekend, and I couldn't resist having a walk in one of them. People seemed calmer. The usual aggressiveness and... Continue Reading →

Lockdown is lifted in France!

After almost two months of lockdown, the French can finally go out in public again. The whole period of lockdown lasted from 17th March to 11th May. We are going through a major challenge, especially for the health professionals who have been under extreme pressure in the hospitals, but also for many other industries and... Continue Reading →

Confinement in Paris

The entire country goes into lockdown. After the French President Emmanuel Macron's announcement on Monday evening, from Tuesday at noon, going out is forbidden except for grocery shopping or emergencies. This lockdown will last for at least 15 days in France, all the public spaces are closed except supermarkets, banks and pharmacies, but it will... Continue Reading →

Covid-19 in France

Yesterday evening, the French President Emmanuel Macron spoke for the first time on the national television about the situation of the Coronavirus epidemic in France. He announced that all the schools will be closed starting from coming Monday. Other precautions like telecommuting, limit travelling, economic assistance were also suggested. Before Macron spoke, there were an... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus at the Paris Opera

France has become one of the countries with the most cases of coronavirus. The French government published official precautions which are displayed in public areas, especially in front of the toilets. The Paris Opera has ordered masks and désinfectant hand gels. According to the official sources, we are now at stage-2 of the epidemic and... Continue Reading →

Balanchine performances

The Balanchine program at the Paris Opera Ballet started two weeks ago, and we will be doing this until the middle of March. I am now doing Serenade at every show, since the first cast dancer got injured and will not be performing until the 28th February. The role of the four men in Serenade... Continue Reading →

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