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

This Girl Dances…

"A menina dança sozinha por um momento A menina dança sozinha com o vento, com o ar, com o sonho de olhos imensos… A forma grácil de suas pernas ele é que as plasma, o seu par de ar, de vento, o seu par fantasma… Menina de olhos imensos, tu, agora, paras, mas a mão ainda erguida segura ainda no ar o hástil invisível deste poema!" - Mario... Continue Reading →