Dancer and choreographer José Martinez returns to the French capital to direct Paris Opera Ballet following Aurelie Dupont’s departure earlier in 2022.
Sergei Polunin, whose recent homophobic and sexist Instagram posts have sparked international outrage, will not be appearing with the Paris Opéra Ballet as previously announced. POB artistic director Aurélie Dupont sent an internal email to company staff and dancers on Sunday, explaining that she did not share Polunin’s values and that the Russian-based dancer would […]
You’d think the Paris Opéra Ballet would be in damage-control mode after a leaked dancers’ survey, in April, brought up worrying reports of harassment and mismanagement. But instead of addressing these issues internally, the French company is suing one of its own dancers in order to strip him of his union representative status and subsequently […]
The #MeToo movement has made its way to France’s biggest ballet company. An anonymous survey recently leaked to the French press revealed major turbulence at the Paris Opéra Ballet. The Straits Times reports that the survey was conducted by an internal group representing POB’s dancers. In it, there are numerous claims of bullying, sexual harassment […]
“What does it mean to play as an adult?” This is the question driving Alexander Ekman’s Play, a new work for Paris Opéra Ballet that marks Aurélie Dupont’s first big commission as ballet director. Though his witty, irreverent work has found a home with ballet companies worldwide, Ekman’s choreography has never before appeared on the […]
Mondays are hard. So is dance. And you know what’s just really, absurdly difficult? The Rose Adagio. So for your #MondayMotivation this week, we present to you five famous ballerinas tackling that epitome of classical elegance, technique and deceptively straightforward choreography—because if they can conquer four suitors in the first act of The Sleeping Beauty […]