Brigitte Lefèvre Retires

"Classical technique is the basis, the foundation, for all our work at  Paris Opera. Through this foundation they go beyond and show that dance is not some dusty old art form but relates to today. I see the art of the dance today."- Brigitte Lefrèvre Having taken over from Patrick Dupont in 1995, Paris Opera dance director... Continue Reading →

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Laurent Hilaire on Rudolf Nureyev and La Bayadère

"... the premiere of La Bayadère was more than a ballet for Rudolf and everybody around. This is the idea that I love about La Bayadère — that you have someone approaching death, who is dying, and instead of his death, he gives us this wonderful ballet." - Laurent Hilaire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfTwzZIZ1JI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0RxeVWRCyI

Le Parc

Le Parc is one of the most sublime ballets I've ever seen. When I attended  the 100th Anniversary`s Galina Ulanova Gala last year, this piece was one of the biggest surprises of the night, and was danced by Vladimir Malakhov and  Nadja Saidakova. I had been impressed by it when I saw  Aurélie Dupont and Manuel Legris`s rehearsals in  the l' l’espace d’un instant film, and was even more thrilled when I first saw it at the... Continue Reading →