Confinement in Paris

The entire country goes into lockdown. After the French President Emmanuel Macron's announcement on Monday evening, from Tuesday at noon, going out is forbidden except for grocery shopping or emergencies. This lockdown will last for at least 15 days in France, all the public spaces are closed except supermarkets, banks and pharmacies, but it will... Continue Reading →

Ballet amid restaurants and shops shutdown?

The French prime minister announced restaurants and shops’ shutdown from today. The Paris Opera will be closed too. How long would this take ? If an eventual country lockdown will last for more than a month, how would the dancers continue working on their body?  I am writing this while queuing up in front of... 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 →

GEM Graduation on Chinese New Year

Last Saturday, 25th January 2020, was a day of unbelievable coincidence: - It was the first day of the Chinese New Year of the Rat (me being a Rat in Chinese Zodiac and a "petit rat de l'Opéra")- and the day of the graduation ceremony at my business school, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM). Moreover,... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year 2020!~

Before we know it we are already in 2020, in a new decade. I wish you all a wonderful year. So much is happening in the world right now, who knows what this new decade would bring us? New year is a good time to think, to plan, to have new projects and goals. No... 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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