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 →

GEM Graduation on Chinese New Year

Last Saturday, 25th January 2020, was a day of unbelievable coincidence: - It was the first day of the Chinese New Year of the Rat (me being a Rat in Chinese Zodiac and a "petit rat de l'OpĂ©ra")- and the day of the graduation ceremony at my business school, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM). Moreover,... Continue Reading →

Gala in Calais, France

The Paris Opera Ballet is now on vacation. As usual, after December's intense period of performances, we would have a short break. This time was an exception though, because since 5th December, we have not be performing. I decided to prepare for a gala performance in Calais, France during this empty period. Calais is a... Continue Reading →

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 Beauty, Nutcracker......etc). Glazunov’s music for Raymonda clearly do not meet Tchaikovsky’s... Continue Reading →

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 be easy to understand why ballet requires strong discipline and commitment.... Continue Reading →

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 which is a nice little circular hall in the Palais Garnier.... Continue Reading →

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