Ballet School demonstrations - Ballet - Season 21/22 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

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    Ballet School demonstrations

    Palais Garnier - from 04 to 18 December 2021

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Ballet School demonstrations

Palais Garnier - from 04 to 18 December 2021

Ballet

Ballet School demonstrations

Palais Garnier - from 04 to 18 December 2021

2h30 with 1 interval

  • Opening night : 4 Dec. 2021

About

In few words:

Led by Élisabeth Platel, the Paris Opera Ballet School presents its annual Demonstrations on the stage of the Palais Garnier. Created in 1977 by Claude Bessy the POBS’s Demonstrations have since become a privileged performance where the audience can appreciate the beautiful and rich education of classical dance taught at the Paris Opera. Considered as one of the School’s highlights, this moment unveils the teaching methods of a traditional artistic knowledge. Led by their teachers, the students display the different skills necessary to master the codes of classical dance and the French style; a basis that – once mastered- will free their artistic liberty. The Demonstrations also invite the public to discover other artistic disciplines or choreographic styles, the additional lessons followed by the student to complete their training: contemporary, folk, baroque, and character dances, mime and music class.

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Backstage

  • Immersion in the Paris Opera Dance School

    Video

    Immersion in the Paris Opera Dance School

  • The school of dreams

    Podcast

    The school of dreams

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Immersion in the Paris Opera Dance School

06:54’

Video

Immersion in the Paris Opera Dance School

By Octave

In 1987, the Paris Opera Ballet School left the Palais Garnier, where it had been located since 1876, to move to a new building in Nanterre designed and built by the architect Christian de Portzamparc. In 2017, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of this place of art in movement, Élisabeth Platel, director of the School, discusses Claude Bessy's influence on the soul of the building which accompanies the students throughout their studies. Élisabeth Platel also talks about a second anniversary, that of the 40th anniversary of the "Demonstrations". A unique public event inaugurated in 1977 and an important moment in the life of the School, presented each year on the stage of the Palais Garnier it highlights the breadth and depth of dance studies at the Paris Opera.

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The school of dreams

80’

Podcast

The school of dreams

Friday April 09, 2021 from 9.10 p.m.

By France.tv

Geoblocked France - Available 7 days  

Evening schedule

20:55 Le défilé du corps de ballet (15 min)
21:10 The school of dreams (1h40)
22:55 Passage des arts, the treasures of the Paris Opera (51 min)  

The Paris Opera Ballet School is truly the dream school for students who all wish to become dancers in the Opera's ballet! We discover their daily training, their passion and their hopes, and their work with their teachers to become, one day perhaps, an Étoile. We also attend the "Classes" demonstrations composed of exercises that highlight the art of classical dance. Accompanied on the piano, the students from each level, to whom the teachers provide advice and corrections, are keen to further their technique and bring the repertoire to life as they work on variations from the ballets of the past.

Director: Miguel Octave
A Bel Air Media and Paris Opera coproduction, with the support of France Télévisions

Duration: 80 min approx.  

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