Ballet

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Audrey Hepburn returns to Paris

Audrey Hepburn, the unforgettable performer of My Fair Lady, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Funny Face and Charade, Sabrina and many others, loved Paris and Paris continues to pay her tribute. In a show entitled Dans les yeux d’Audrey, choreographer François Mauduit pays tribute to her with a ballet freely inspired by her life when she dreamed […]

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Larbi and Crete on the shores of Lake Geneva

The brilliant choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui has added another string to his bow by also directing opera. His arrival at the helm of the Grand Théâtre de Genève ballet in 2022 naturally led him to propose a new production in which all the performing arts will be brought together. From 21 February to 2 March […]

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A new film festival in Cannes

The Cannes Dance Festival is offering the first edition of MOV’IN Cannes, its dance film competition. For its twenty-fourth edition, the event is breaking new ground while forging a natural link with cinema, an art form that is in the DNA of the city of Cannes. Seven professional judges from the two artistic fields, including […]

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Callas, Carlo and a new Etoile at La Scala

Hot topings at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala. As Verdi’s Don Carlo, the big event of the season opening, is being rehearsed, we learn of the defection of René Pape in the role of Filippo II. He is replaced by Michele Pertusi (as is Ekaterina Semenchuk in the role of Eboli by Veronica Simeoni on 30 […]

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Alessandra Ferri makes Vienna dance

The great prima ballerina assoluta Alessandra Ferri has just been appointed the new director of the Vienna Opera Ballet. From 1 September 2025, she will succeed Martin Schläpfer, who has decided not to renew his contract. The Etoile will take over the artistic direction of the ballet company (and also that of the Wiener Staatsoper […]

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Immortel Noureev, Nureyev alive

Rudolf Nureyev remains the greatest dancer of the twentieth century and forever a major figure in international ballet, thanks to the many revivals of his work in Paris, London, Vienna, Milan and elsewhere. Journalist Patricia Boccadoro, who knew him well (in fact, it was he who encouraged her to write in the 1980s), has just […]

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From L.A. to Paris

After a contemporary Romeo and Juliet at the Seine Musicale, born from the collaboration between Solenne du Hays Mascré and Benjamin Millepied (founder of the L.A. Dance Project), the duo is creating a new project called Paris Dance Project around transmission and sharing. This artistic and social approach is based on 4 fundamentals: dance everywhere […]

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The ultimate ceremony of Pierre Lacotte

Today the dance world is paying its last respects to the great choreographer Pierre Lacotte. On 10 April, his wife Ghislaine Thesmar, danseuse étoile, announced the passing of the master of dance at the age of 91. Student at the Paris Opera School of Dance, then a dancer at the prestigious Paris Opera House, he […]

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Three stars for the Paris Opera !

And three! The ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris has just acquired a third star by naming Guillaume Diop as étoile after a performance of Giselle in Seoul on Saturday 11 March 2023. This distinction follows shortly after those of Hannah O’Neill and Marc Moreau during the performance of Balanchine at the Palais Garnier. The […]

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Rudolf Nureyev is immortal !

A sad anniversary on 6 January 2023, as it is exactly 30 years since the great choreographer Rudolf Nureyev died at the age of 54. His choreographies are still celebrated all over the world and are still relevant today. This season, his Don Quixote will be performed in Vienna, Swan Lake at the Teatro alla […]