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Becoming Widow Simone

Encounter with dancer Simon Valastro — By Aliénor de Foucaud and Felipe Sanguinetti

After performing the role of Alain, Simon Valastro now slips into the skin of Widow Simone. One of the work's central characters, Lise' mother brings comic relief to Frederick Ashton's pantomime ballet La Fille mal gardée,on the bill at the Palais Garnier until July 14th. In the makeup workshops, Octave witnesses the dancer's transformation and asks him a few questions. To play comedy, you have to stay focused! 

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