Category: Inside the Paris Opera

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…