Category: Dancing / Ballet

Raymonda at Opera Bastille

After nearly one and a half month of rehearsals, a part of the Paris Opera Ballet moved to Opera Bastille to perform Raymonda. It is one of Marius Petipa’s classical ballets, certainly not as popular as his other Tchaikovsky ballets (I.e. Swan Lake, Sleeping…

The truth of Ballet Discipline

Ballet is known to teach discipline. Some people say that ballet is a lifestyle: Dancers have to constantly stay in shape, the ballet technique is demanding and has different requirements, the quasi-military aspect of certain corps de ballet parts in classical ballets…. It would…

Concours de Promotion – videos

Napoli Variation Romeo and Juliet Variation

With the master, Mr. William Forsythe!

This afternoon, we finished our 5th performance of the program Sugimoto/Forsythe in Palais Garnier. In total, we will have done 17 performances, so 12 more to go! After our Première (first performance/ opening), we were invited to a cocktail in the Rotonde du Glacier…

BlakeWorks I by Forsythe, feeling grateful

Two days ago, I was back on this stage, this beautiful and raked stage of the Palais Garnier. The rake seemed steeper than in my memory. Anyway, there’s still something magical about this stage. We were having our first stage rehearsal of BlakeWorks I,…

Being with the cameras~

8th September at 20:11, at the airport of Düsseldorf, waiting for boarding: At this moment of time, I just turned 23. I only acknowledge my birthday by now, now that all the work is done and that there’s a moment of calmness, waiting in…

What Ballet teaches me…

If ballet is an art from, it is also extremely demanding physically. Dancers must regularly train their body in order to maintain a certain technical level. Through this training process over the years, there’s at least one thing that I learnt from my own…