1. Isabelle Ciaravola and Friedemann Vogel in La dame aux camelias
Photo © Michael Pohn

    Isabelle Ciaravola and Friedemann Vogel in La dame aux camelias

    Photo © Michael Pohn

  2. Nicolas Le Riche and Sylvie Guillem in Mats Ek’s Apartment during his farewell gala at Palais Garnier 9 July 2014
Photo © Sebastien Mathe

    Nicolas Le Riche and Sylvie Guillem in Mats Ek’s Apartment during his farewell gala at Palais Garnier 9 July 2014

    Photo © Sebastien Mathe

  3. Artists of Paris Opera Ballet in Balanchine’s Le Palais de Cristal 1st and 2nd movement

    Dancer’s name on the caption

  4. Dorothée Gilbert and Audric Bezard rehearsing Ben Stevenson’s Three Preludes
Photo © James Bort

    Dorothée Gilbert and Audric Bezard rehearsing Ben Stevenson’s Three Preludes

    Photo © James Bort

  5. Dancers of Paris Opera Ballet during rehearsal for Etoile Gala 2014 in Japan (names on the caption)

    Photo © James Bort

  6. Alena Shkatula and Friedemann Vogel in Manon
Photo © Jack Devant

    Alena Shkatula and Friedemann Vogel in Manon

    Photo © Jack Devant

  7. Vladimir Shklyarov, Kristina Shapran, Renata Shakirova and Alisa Sodoleva in rehearsal of Balanchine’s Apollo

    Photo © Svetlana Habakkuk

  8. thenextfamous balletruben someone uploaded the complete video of Mathieu Ganio and Alice Catonnet with Gil Isoart on YT. Get it before it’s taken down

  9. Leave the stage before the stage leaves you

    - Tamara Karsavina

    Nicolas Le Riche, the last of POB dancers that Rudolf Nureyev himself nominated as Étoile bid farewell at Palais Garnier on 9 July 2014. He received 20 minutes of standing ovation from the public.

    Photo © Sebastien Mathe

  10. Le Jeune Homme is in the territory of realism with a dash of cubism, given that Roland was heavily influenced by Picasso, they moved in the same circles and worked together – for instance, it was Picasso who created the front cloth for Petit’s Le Rendez-vous.  Petit was also inspired by Cocteau, of course. Consider what Cocteau wrote for the scenario of Le Jeune Homme:

    ‘In a studio a young man awaits. Enter a young girl, agent of his distress. He throws himself at her, she rejects him, he pleads with her, she insults him, ridicules him and leaves. He hangs himself and the room vanishes, only the rope remains. Through the roof death arrives in a ballgown. Death removes her mask and we see the young girl. She places the mask on her victim’s face and together they flee towards the rooftop.’

    As you can see, it’s short, concise and very powerful, a bit spooky too and it leaves a lot for audiences to interpret. This is what I have always liked about Petit’s works: they are powerful pieces on the themes of life, death, love, despair and they deeply affect their interpreters. At the end you feel like you have completed a journey. It is what I love about his work.

    - Nicolas Le Riche x

  11. External competition to recruit Paris Opera corps de ballet 2014 has finished, two more POB students will join.

    Male:

    1. Julien Guillemard
    2. Isaac Lopes-Gomes

    All of the spots (8 vacancies) were taken by students of the POB School. Congratulations!

    Via DansoManie

  12. Josua Hoffalt as Frollo in Petit’s Notre Dame de Paris
Photo © Anne Deniau

    Josua Hoffalt as Frollo in Petit’s Notre Dame de Paris

    Photo © Anne Deniau

  13. Nicolas Le Riche as Quasimodo in Petit’s Notre Dame de Paris
Photo © Anne Deniau

    Nicolas Le Riche as Quasimodo in Petit’s Notre Dame de Paris

    Photo © Anne Deniau

  14. Myriam Ould-Braham and Mathias Heymann in Sleeping Beauty

    Photo © Sebastien Mathe

  15. Life ruiner Mathieu Ganio in Myriam Kamionka’s Prés de Toi

    Photo © Ken Okada

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