Soirées Jeunes Danseurs

In the past week, we performed twice the "Soirée Jeunes Danseurs" at Opera Garnier. Due to the current sanitary restrictions, the two performances took place with an almost-empty audience. The first show (Friday evening) was only open to 150 to 200 members of the Paris Opera. A new "lockdown" in Paris was announced just the... Continue Reading →

Paris Opera at home ~

The theatres are still closed in France..... and in the near future, we don't see any way out. So we continue rehearsing in the studios. The "Soirée Jeunes Danseurs" evening in which I am supposed to perform in Bluebird Pas de deux and Brumachon's "Indomptés" is probably going to be cancelled or postponed, but we... Continue Reading →

Défilé rehearsal, 2021 Covid version

I can't remember the last time I went on this stage.... at least a year and a half ago. After the confinements, the renovation work, the strike........ the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet regained the mythical stage of the Palais Garnier yesterday afternoon, for a rehearsal of the traditional "Défilé". This will be, however,... Continue Reading →

“Confinement” in France

Today is already the third day of the new lockdown. The government announced on Wednesday evening a confinement for the whole country for at least 4 weeks, until 1st December. Unlike last time, this time the restrictions are much more flexible. While the non-essential shops (including bars and restaurants) must close down, the schools remain... Continue Reading →

Curfew in Paris…

This photo was taken earlier this week, it is how the mythical stage of the Palais Garnier looks like now due to the renovation. It was indeed a good decision of the Paris Opera to do the renovation of the two stages (Garnier and Bastille) in this period of uncertainty and when the performance schedule... Continue Reading →

Gala in Anglet next week~

This weekend's weather in Paris is still unusually pleasant. I am entering my 10th year in France and in the past 9 years, I have never had a 28-degrees and very sunny weather in September. Normally by the end of August, we would already feel that summer is leaving and the weather slowly gets windier... Continue Reading →

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