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

    Dancer’s name on the caption

  2. American Ballet Theatre corps Kaho Ogawa 10 pirouettes

    American Ballet Theatre corps Kaho Ogawa 10 pirouettes

  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. Mathilde Froustey in Tomasson’s Nutcracker

    Mathilde Froustey in Tomasson’s Nutcracker

  5. Dorothée Gilbert in Swan Lake pas de trois variation

  6. Aurélie Dupont in La Bayadere act 3

    Aurélie Dupont in La Bayadere act 3

  7. 2/5. Why you should see “La Bayadere”

    The Kingdom of the Shades

  8. Mathilde Froustey and Davit Karapetyan in Tomasson’s Nutcracker

    Mathilde Froustey and Davit Karapetyan in Tomasson’s Nutcracker

  9. Myriam Ould-Braham in Sleeping Beauty rose adagio

  10. Monique Loudières

    Monique Loudières

  11. Dorothée Gilbert masterclass part 2

    Part 1

  12. Paris Opera Ballet School class

  13. Paris Opera Ballet School - Musical expression class

  14. New York City Ballet dancer Kathryn Morgan as photographed by Henry Leutwyler

    New York City Ballet dancer Kathryn Morgan as photographed by Henry Leutwyler

  15. Ellen Ostrom - New York City Ballet

    Ellen Ostrom - New York City Ballet

About me

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

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