1. ele-bee:

Diana Vishneva in Manon. Photo by Nina Alovert.

Her eyes…

    ele-bee:

    Diana Vishneva in Manon. Photo by Nina Alovert.

    Her eyes…

  2. thedailyballet:

Julie Kent in Manon.
Photo (c) Hector Matias Montini.

    thedailyballet:

    Julie Kent in Manon.

    Photo (c) Hector Matias Montini.

  3. Maria Yakovleva and Friedemann Vogel in Manon
Photo © Michael Pohn

    Maria Yakovleva and Friedemann Vogel in Manon

    Photo © Michael Pohn

  4. Artists of Vienna State Opera Ballet in Manon
Photo © Michael Pohn

    Artists of Vienna State Opera Ballet in Manon

    Photo © Michael Pohn

  5. Aurelie Dupont on her struggle and comeback from injury

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    "I had to have surgery on my knee and all the doctors I have seen told me I wouldn’t be able to dance any more," she says, curled up on the sofa of her dressing room at the famous Paris Opera.

    "I was just beginning as an etoile. I was really, like, dead. That was in 1999."

    During the year Dupont spent away from dance a decade ago, her damaged leg withered.

    "But I had to work again, just for myself," she says.

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    "Then I met somebody amazing – a rugby man – who knew nothing about classical dance. He told me, ‘You will have muscles again, you will dance’."

    Her new therapist set up a rigorous rehabilitation program and made her stick to it.

    "I was working six hours a day, crying every day. I told him I am in classical dance; you are just running behind a ball. But he yelled at me (to keep going).”

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    When she returned to the stage, her rugby rescuer was there to applaud her.
    It was his first time at the Paris Opera. No doubt he was overwhelmed by what he saw.

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    Aurelie Dupont danced Manon for her return at POB after 1 year of absence due to knee injury. (x) and (x)

    This post was made to celebrate her birthday which is today (15 January 1973), Happy Birthday Aurélie! ♡♡♡♡♡♡

  6. Francois Alu - Paris Opera Ballet ‘It’ Boy

    2003: Entered Paris Opera Ballet School at the age of 11 y.o.

    2010: Joined the POB as Quadrille

    2011: Promoted to Coryphee

    2012: Promoted to Sujet

    Has performed roles such as the Beggar Chief in Manon, Golden Idol in La Bayadere, Alain in La Fille Mal Gardee and Basilio in Don Quixote

    *1st gif: As student at POB School

    *2nd gif: Debut in Don Quixote

  7. Sylvie Guillem and Jonathan Cope in Manon

    Sylvie Guillem and Jonathan Cope in Manon

  8. thedailyballet:

Mathieu Ganio in Manon.
Photo (c) Michel Lidvac.

    thedailyballet:

    Mathieu Ganio in Manon.

    Photo (c) Michel Lidvac.

  9. Diana Vishneva in Manon

    Diana Vishneva in Manon

  10. Sylvie Guillem and Massimo Murru in Manon
She’s 46 years old in this performance 

    Sylvie Guillem and Massimo Murru in Manon

    She’s 46 years old in this performance 

  11. thedailyballet:

Aurélie Dupont and Josua Hoffalt in Manon.
Photo  © Anne Deniau.

    thedailyballet:

    Aurélie Dupont and Josua Hoffalt in Manon.

    Photo  © Anne Deniau.

  12. Ballerina farewell

    Claire-Marie Osta in her last performance for Paris Opera Ballet in Manon 13 May 2012.

    "Leave the stage before the stage leaves you"

    - Tamara Karsavina

  13. Aurelie Dupont and Josua Hoffalt in Manon

    Aurelie Dupont and Josua Hoffalt in Manon

  14. Alena Shkatula and Maksim Tsokarjov in Manon

    Alena Shkatula and Maksim Tsokarjov in Manon

About me

Fangirling Aurélie Dupont, Xavi Hernandez and Benedict Cumberbatch
Paris Opera Ballet
FC Barcelona

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