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Free concert protest in front of Palais Garnier~

After 12 days of holiday, the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet started rehearsing again this week. For me, I am understudying the role of the "4 dancers" in Balanchine's Sérénade, which will be the first ballet presented in a Balanchine program in Opéra Bastille. Sérénade is mostly composed of female parts, so I have... 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 →

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 →

Results – Concours de Promotion

The results were announced. I was ranked 4th in my class and since there were two places for promotion this year, I was not promoted this time. Feeling disappointed is inevitable. But there's another part of the "results", it's the fact that I tried my best, worked really hard for it, was satisfied with my... Continue Reading →

I am back! After the Concours…

During the past three weeks, the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet had been busy preparing for their Concours de Promotion 2019 while having the usual rehearsals and performances. I myself was no exception, that's why I have been off from this blog for quite some time. The Concours took place last Friday, on 8th... Continue Reading →

Concours de Promotion 2019

This year's Promotional Contest officially started its preparation at the Paris Opera Ballet. It will take place on 6th and 8th November on the stage of the Palais Garnier. We're back to booking studios by sticking a little piece of paper on the studios' door! For the Quadrille men, this year's compulsory variation happens to... 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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