Category: Inside the Paris Opera

The day of my first performance

Finally, much to our surprise and joy, the company finally arranged two different casts for the ballet Les Noces of the program Cherkaoui/Goecke/Lidberg. We had a stage dress rehearsal last Friday afternoon, and knowing well that our first performance will be on Monday, I…

Première on the new year of the PIG!~

Yesterday was the first day of Chinese New Year. First of all I wish everyone Kung Hay Fat Choy! Good Health and Joy! It is also the day of the Première of the mixed contemporary program Cherkaoui/Goecke/Lidberg at Palais Garnier. I didn’t dance yesterday…

Shooting in studio Petipa…

In a few days, the contemporary mixed-bill Cherkaoui/Goecke/Lidberg will be premiered in Palais Garnier. Earlier this afternoon, at the end our last studio rehearsal in the Studio Petipa, a shooting team was here for a video shooting. Probably for a teaser of the new…

Giant roses on stage!

Yesterday, we moved from the studio to the stage. The ballet that we are going to perform  in a week is a new creation by Pontus Lidberg, with the music of Les Noces by Stravinsky. It is very impressive to see big roses dropping…

Point of views…..

Since Chun came back to Paris after a relatively short stay in Hong Kong (8 days), it has been kind of a marathon for him. While in Hong Kong, Chun naturally preferred spending time with his family then working on his business course. Once…

Home sweet home ~ Photos of La Dame aux Camélias……

Chun is on vacation in Hong Kong, enjoying some precious time with his family and friends in his hometown. That us probably explains why he’s less active here….. Here are all the photos taken during the last production at Opera Garnier, La Dame aux…

End of La Dame….

Tonight was the last show of La Dame aux Camélias. This series of 19 performances have actually been quite enjoyable. Chun also had the honor to wear Manuel Legris‘ (Famous French Etoile dancer) costume for this production! The rehearsals which started in August 2018…

Demonstrations Ecole de Danse (Paris Opera Ballet School)

Yesterday, Chun went to see the last demonstrations of the Paris Opera Ballet School. The demonstrations are more or less a showcase of the students’ work at the school. What seemed so phenomenally important all those years ago seems so much less today….

More photos from La Dame aux Camélias

Tonight was the 11th performance out of the 19 performances of La Dame aux Camélias that we haven in December! So we’ve done more than half of it! Chun’s partner is such a sweet person who always have a very positive and serious attitude…

Assemblés – Attilio Labis

This morning, Chun went to POB’s men’s 11:30 class by Mr. Attilio Labis, Etoile and renowned ballet teacher of the Paris Opera. Mr. Labis said, after we’ve done our assemblé exercice in the centre: “- Il y a deux types d’assemblé, les assemblés qui…

Gilets Jaunes X Opera de Paris (after)

This morning, when Chun saw this, he didn’t believe that tonight’s La Dame aux Camélias performance would be possible, with this fifth day of “Gilets Jaunes” protests. He left home at 9:55 am and arrived at 11:25 am at the Opera, started his day…

Gilets Jaunes Act 5 X Opéra de Paris (The calm before the storm)

Tomorrow will be the fifth Saturday that the Gilets Jaunes (as the French call them, referring to protesters wearing yellow vests), and today, the employees of the Paris Opera received an email from the Direction informing us of its decision of remaining the two…