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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 ...

Félix Ziem

At the Petit Palais, "Félix Ziem, j’ai rêvé le beau" could easily carry the subtitle “How to Make a Great Exhibition for a Mediocre Artist” (as it is, the title is best translated in English as “Félix Ziem, I dreamed ...

Les Milles et Une Nuits (1001 Nights)

The French have a word, dépaysement. Roughly translated, it means the disorientation one experiences in a new culture away from one’s home country. It is an apt word to describe how I felt after leaving the Institut du Monde Arabe ...