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 →

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 →

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 →

Performances partially restarted~

After almost two months, the some performances are happening again at the Paris Opera. On the internet, the spectators who were supposed to come and watch the shows during the past few months show their anger and disappointment regarding the social movement and the cancellation of the performances at the Opera. The doors of the... Continue Reading →

Strike continues at the Paris Opera

It's been 21 days since Opera started going on strike. 50 performances have been cancelled, and the audience must be very disappointed, especially those who came from far away to watch the performances. This social movement has dramatic economic consequences for the Paris Opera, who might just have lost more than 14 million euros...... The... Continue Reading →

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