Paris Diary


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Marie-Agnès Gillot after her farewell performance in Orphée et Eurydice. Photo: Julien Benhamou

Marie-Agnès Gillot


Paris Opera étoile Marie-Agnès Gillot gave her farewell performance as Eurydice in Pina Bausch’s Orphée et Eurydice at the Palais Garnier on 31 March. She was partnered by Stéphane Bullion as Orphée. Gillot joined the Paris Opera corps de ballet in 1990, aged 15 and was promoted to coryphée in 1992, sujet in 1994, premiere danseuse in 1999 and named an étoile in 2004 following her performances in Carolyn Carlson’s Signes. During her illustrious career, she created many roles including Catherine in Kader Belarbi’s Wuthering Heights in 2002, the Servant in Mats Ek’s La Maison de Bernarda in 2008, and most recently in Wayne McGregor’s Tree of Codes 2017. 


Shechter II Company


Shetcher II, the junior company of the Hofesh Shecher Dance Company, is performing SHOW for the first time in France. The programme comprises two works choreographed by Shechter - Clowns, created in 2016 and a brand new work. The company's dancers are Riley Wolf (UK), Juliette Valerio (France), Zunnur Sazali (Singapore), Adam Khazmuradov (Belgium), Natalia Gabrielczyk (Poland), Emma Farnell-Watson (UK), Robinson Cassarino (France) and Neal Maxwell (Switzerland).

Théâtre des Abbesses, 5 - 21 April


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Paris Opera in Sasha Waltz's Romeo et Juliette.© Emma Kauldhar

Romeo et Juliette


The Paris Opera is reviving Sasha Waltz’s Romeo and Juliet at the Opera Bastille from 6 April – 4 May. In contrast to many ballets based on Shakespeare’s play and set to Prokofiev, Waltz’s version uses Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Dramatique


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Paul Marque. © Sébastien Mathé/ONP

Paris Opera Promotions


Following this year’s annual concours at the Paris Opera, Paul Marque has been promoted to premier danseur; Roxane Stojanov, Aubane Philbert, Francesco Mura and Pablo Legasa to sujets; Caroline Osmont, Bianca Scudamore, Axel Magliano and Simon Le Borgne to coryphées.


Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker


Listings


Palais Garnier
08 92 89 90 90 or 01 71 25 24 23
www.operadeparis.fr
Paris Opera Ballet
Orphée et Eurydice
1, 2, 3, 5, 6/04

Paris Opera Ballet School 
Suites de danses/Un ballo/Spring and Fall
13, 15, 17, 18/04

Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker
Quatuor nº4/Die grosse fuge/Verklärte nacht
27, 28, 30/04, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12/05


Opéra Bastille
08 92 89 90 90 or 01 71 25 24 23
www.operadeparis.fr

Paris Opera Ballet 
Romeo and Juliet 
6, 10, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 26, 28/04, 2, 3, 4/05


Théâtre des Abbesses
01 42 74 22 77
www.theatredelaville-paris.com
Hofesh Shechter | Shechter II
Clowns/WP ch: Shechter 5 - 21/04. 


Espace Pierre Cardin
www.theatredelaville-paris.com
Wang Ramirez/Nitin Sawhney
Dystopian Dream until 26/05

Gaëlle Bourges Revoir Lascaux
10 - 14/04

Ballet de L’Opéra de Lyon
Critical Mass/Sarabande/Steptext
2 - 12/05



Centquatre-Paris
01 42 74 22 77
www.theatredelaville-paris.com
Salia Sanou | Cie Mouvements perpétuels
Du Désir d’Horizons
12 - 14/04

Philharmonie de Paris - Cité de la Musique
01 42 74 22 77
www.theatredelaville-paris.com
María Muñoz | Dan Tepfer | Mal Pelo
 Bach 30/03 - 1/04.