1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

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

    Photo © Sebastien Mathe

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

    Photo © Ken Okada

  9. Mathias Heymann and Josua Hoffalt as Lensky in Cranko’s Onegin

    Photo © Julien Benhamou and Michel Lidvac

  10. Masayu Kimoto by Casanova Sorolla

    Masayu Kimoto by Casanova Sorolla

  11. Anastasia Lukina and Nail Yenikeyev in Xenia Zvereva’s Soaring

    Photo © Marc Olich

  12. POB concours for corps de ballet recruitment variations for both men and women is out. 

    Women: Lifar’s Suite en Blanc - La flute variations

    Men: Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée - Act 1 Colas variation 

  13. Aurélie Dupont at the backstage of Opera Opéra Bastille one minute before the curtain went up for Daphnis et Chloé
Photo © Pierre Elie de Pibrac

    Aurélie Dupont at the backstage of Opera Opéra Bastille one minute before the curtain went up for Daphnis et Chloé

    Photo © Pierre Elie de Pibrac

  14. Amandine Albisson and Josua Hoffalt rehearsing Cranko’s Onegin
Photo © Pierre Elie de Pibrac

    Amandine Albisson and Josua Hoffalt rehearsing Cranko’s Onegin

    Photo © Pierre Elie de Pibrac

  15. Aurélie Dupont and Hervé Moreau in Balanchine’s Le palais de cristal 2nd movement
Photo © Michel Lidvac - Costumes by Christian Lacroix

    Aurélie Dupont and Hervé Moreau in Balanchine’s Le palais de cristal 2nd movement

    Photo © Michel Lidvac - Costumes by Christian Lacroix

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Paris Opera Ballet
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