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Brigitte Lefévre
Soirée exceptionelle
The Paris Opera is holding a soirée exceptionelle on 4 October to honour Brigitte Lefèvre, who served as the company’s general administrator from 1992 - 1995, and as Director of Dance from 1995 - 2014. The programme will comprise Forsythe’s Woundwork 1 and Pas./parts, an extract from Ivan Clustine’s Suite de danse, Jacques Garnier’s Aunis and Lander’s Etudes, before concluding with the traditional Défilé. Lefèvre’s successor is Benjamin Millepied.

Paris Opera in the Grand Défilé at the Palais Garnier. Photo: Emma Kauldhar

World Ballet Day
Newly inaugurated, the first World Ballet Day on 1 October will be celebrated with the live streaming of five of the world’s major ballet companies. The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet will each present a four hour slot showing life behind the scenes in the daily running of a ballet company. Beginning in Melbourne, the streaming will travel across the time zones to Moscow, London, Toronto and San Francisco, and can be viewed on the companies’ websites and YouTube. This unique collaboration will mark the first time that YouTube has streamed live more than eight hours of content. TRAILER
Taglioni European
Ballet Award
Vladimir Malakhov, founder and former director of the State Ballet Berlin, established the Malakhov Foundation in January 2014. His non-profit organisation aims to support ballet dancers in several areas of need such as grant aids for education, further training, medical needs and provision of maintenance grants. One of the first major projects is the holding of the Taglioni - European Ballet Award, which will honour extraordinary ballet dancers, directors, choreographers and designers in Berlin on 27 September. NOMINEES

Taglioni award nominee, Mariinsky Ballet soloist Xander Parish in Ashton's Sylvia. Photo: Emma Kauldhar

Le Chat

Born in Bow in East London, Le Chat (aka Malakhov due to spectacular leaps) spent the first year of his life on the streets where he got into lots of fights with other cats - this explains the lacy edge to his left ear - until he was rescued. Seeking a career in dance he auditioned for Dance Europe and is now in charge of Dance Europe's tweets - when not eating, sleeping or patrolling the neighbourhood.

Dance
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Martha Leebolt and Tobias Batley in The Great Gatsby with
Northern Ballet. Photo: Emma Kauldhar

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BALANCHINE'S DREAM - MARIINSKY

Viktoria Tereshkina in A Midsummer Night's Dream GALLERY

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SOLO FOR TWO - FACADA

Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev in Facada PHOTO GALLERY

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COPPÉLIA - ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET
Shiori Kase and Yonah Acosta in Coppélia GALLERY

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MARGUERITE AND ARMAND - MARIINSKY
Diana Vishneva in Ashton's Marguerite and Armand GALLERY

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CUBANÍA - CARLOS ACOSTA

Carlos Acosta en Cubanía PHOTO GALLERY

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GREAT GATSBY - NORTHERN BALLET

Northern Ballet in The Great Gatsby GALLERY

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