From an Étoile to another

Giselle: passing on a role

By Anne-Solen Douguet and Aliénor de Foucaud 06 February 2020

© Yonathan Kellerman / OnP

A ballet taught so many times, as well as performed and adapted, Giselle is once again on the bill at the Palais Garnier. Léonore Baulac, Etoile dancer of the Paris Opera, is learning how to interpret this legendary role she’s long been dreaming of. Thanks to the experience and advice of another Etoile, Elisabeth Maurin, she fully lives every single step to better slip into her character. From a precious oral transmission, a new interpretation is born. The steps remain the same, but each ballerina becomes her own Giselle.  

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