1. Paris Opera Ballet School

    Photo © Bertrand Desprez

  2. artemisdreaming:

Serenade. Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust Photo: Paul Kolnik. Large image: HERE

    artemisdreaming:

    Serenade. Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust Photo: Paul Kolnik. Large image: HERE

  3. Myriam Ould-Braham in Sleeping Beauty rose adagio

  4. crfashionbook:

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    crfashionbook:

    THE SCOPE

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  5. Monique Loudières

    Monique Loudières

  6. aurelie-dupont:

    A ballerina life part 2/3

    Class and rehearsal

    Remake all of the gifs in this photoset because the old ones suck

  7. Vladimir Malakhov in Sylvie Guillem Grand pas classique parody, complete with the red wig, ended with a bouquet and a hug from Sylvie.

  8. French designer Christian Lacroix has teamed up once again with the Paris Opéra, creating costumes for George Balanchine’s Le Palais de Cristal ballet, on stage from May 10 at the Opéra Bastille.

    Le Palais de Cristal is a George Balanchine ballet from 1947, written as an homage to the company of the Opéra de Paris; a ballet in four acts with George Bizet music and choreography that highlights the technical skill of the dancers. x

    Additional information, Le Palais de Cristal was reassembled in 1948 for NYCB to become Symphony in C, Balanchine changed some of the choreography and the colour of the costumes for the whole 4 movements to white (previously he was using the themes of Ruby for 1st movement, Black diamond for 2nd, Turquoise for 3rd and Pearl for the 4th). 

    I’ve seen Le Palais de Cristal and personally I think it suits POB more than Symphony in C.

    p.s. Message me if you’d like to watch the video of POB dancing it. 

  9. Michael Denard in Bejart’s Firebird - POB étoile from 1971-1989
Photo © Francette Levieux

    Michael Denard in Bejart’s Firebird - POB étoile from 1971-1989

    Photo © Francette Levieux

  10. So have watched Viktoria Tereshkina’s Sylvia pizzicato variation

    She is one of my favourite Mariinsky ballerina, so I was a bit disappointed that she doesn’t really nailed Ashton intricate footwork. I understand that Sylvia is really difficult role (lots of complicated and quick steps and difficult jumps) - she even said that Don Quixote is easier to dance than Act 1 of Sylvia and that this is the most difficult dance in her career - so I hope she will keep growing in this role.

    Vika’s pizzicato variation

  11. ele-bee:

    kameliendame:

    ele-bee:

    kameliendame:

    Claque [source]

    No words. Just watch the video.

    I’ve always liked this variation with a bit of sass and authority… loved the video.

    Guillem, Platel, Semenyaka, also enjoyable (I’m sure I’m leaving some out).

    Guillem’s version will forever be what I compare everyone else to though, I can’t help it.

    Don’t forget Pontois! She invented dominatrix Raymonda :)

    I intentionally left Pontois out because I didn’t think anyone would notice, THAT’S WHAT I GET… but yes, she is fab.

    Why did I just see this video now!? Maria is a gorgeous Raymonda, this role fits her like a glove 

  12. kameliendame:

    Aurélie Dupont in a Paquita variation [source]

    I really love her in this! It really demonstrates many of her qualities that I love; elegance, musicality and beautiful phrasing.

  13. My icon changed from sassy to fierce at the drop of a hat basically ;P

    My icon changed from sassy to fierce at the drop of a hat basically ;P

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