Swan Lake, Paris Opera Ballet

Following the holiday run of Rudolf Nureyev’s Cinderella in December, the Paris Opera Ballet season offered another classic by its former artistic director in February and March at the Opéra Bastille theatre. First set on the company in 1984,  ...

Paris Opera Ballet Cherkaoui/Goecke/Lidberg

To usher in the new year, and not just any year–2019 marks the 350th anniversary of the institution’s inception under Louis XIV–the Paris Opera Ballet proposed a mixed bill of three short ballets that ran throughout the month of  ...

The Lady of the Camellias

"The Lady of the Camellias," currently being performed by the Paris Opera Ballet through January 3, is no stranger to international audiences and is the most widely-known narrative ballet by John Neumeier. Yet, the company has breathed new life into  ...

Cinderella

The theme of legacy has dominated the programming this fall at the Paris Opera Ballet, a season that opened with the Martha Graham Company in September and recently celebrated the centenary of Jerome Robbins. Of course, when an institution can  ...

Homage to Jerome Robbins

Between 1974 and 1996, Jerome Robbins personally oversaw the staging of twelve of his ballets for the Paris Opera Ballet. Attracted by the dramatic qualities of the dancers and their technical rigor, the American choreographer is said to have considered  ...

Martha Graham Dance Company

It’s been nearly thirty years since the Martha Graham Dance Company performed in Paris at the invitation of Rudolf Nureyev, then artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and a veteran Graham guest artist. Since then, Graham’s company has survived  ...