Everyone Should See the New Benjamin Millepied Documentary

What made Benjamin Millepied leave the Paris Opéra Ballet after only two seasons as artistic director? A new documentary, Reset (Relève), offers some hints. Filmmakers Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai followed Millepied for 39 days while he was choreographing Clear, Loud, Bright, Forward on the company. The footage shows Millepied’s frustrations over POB’s hierarchy and […]

Yvette Chauviré, Paris Opéra Ballet Star, Dies at 99

Yesterday, the Paris Opéra announced the death of Yvette Chauviré, a dazzling star of its ballet company in the 1940s through the 1960s. She was 99. Throughout her long career at the Paris Opéra Ballet, she was heralded as a muse of then director Serge Lifar, and his neoclassical Suite en Blanc was one of several works created on […]

Inside Paris Opéra's New Online "Stage"

Benjamin Millepied is a very trendy guy. From his movie star wife to his uber-chic L.A. Dance Project and his cameos in swanky ad campaigns, everything he does is coated in “hipness.” 3e Scène So it’s no surprise that after taking over the Paris Opéra Ballet, he decided to give the very traditional company a very contemporary stage, […]

Director of Danse

Benjamin Millepied on his predecessors, the French style and his ambitious new era at Paris Opéra Ballet Millepied working with Aurélie Dupont. Photo by Agathe Poupeney, Courtesy POB (2) Ever since the news broke in 2013 that Benjamin Millepied would be artistic director of the Paris Opéra Ballet, many wondered whether the Bordeaux-born choreographer and […]

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