Paris Opera in Crystal Pite's The Season's Canon.© Emma Kauldhar

Paris Diary


Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan will be performing Formosa at the Théâtre de la Ville from 30 May - 2 June.

Thierrée / Shechter / Pérez / Pite

The Paris Opera’s current programme features four pieces by contemporary choreographers, two of which are world premieres. James Thierrée’s Frôlons is performed in the public areas of the Palais Garnier and Iván Pérez’s The Male Dancer features ten of the company’s male dancers and looks at the different ways men are depicted on stage. The other two works are a new version of Hofesh Shechter’s The Art of Not Looking Back and a revival of Crystal Pite’s The Season’s Canon. www.operadeparis.fr


Auguste Rodin's Dance © musée  Rodin,  photo:Jean  de  Calan

Rodin and Dance

This spring, the Musée Rodin in Paris is highlighting Rodin’s links to the world of dance with an exhibition featuring the famous “Dance Movements” series, never shown in the sculptor’s lifetime, and a selection of some fifty drawings. The exhibition examines all Rodin’s research and experimentation. The sculptor used assemblages to convey the body’s tensions, inventing audacious portés that combine effects of void and solid, balance and imbalance.

Rodin’s creativity focused on expressing the life force of the body, its vital energy, strength and equilibrium – just as dance explores the body’s relationship with space and weightlessness through extension, flexibility and freedom of line.

Musée Rodin, Paris
Until 22 July 2018


Paris Opera - Myriam Ould-Brahim in Ashton's La Fille mal gardée.

Ashton's Fille

Frederick Ashton’s classic La Fille mal gardée is being revived this summer by the Paris Opera at Palais Garnier from 25 June – 13 July. The role of Lise will be danced by Alice Renavand, Dorothée Gilbert, Léonore Baulac and Myriam Ould-Braham, and Colas by Hugo Marchand, François Alu, Paul Marque and Mathias Heymann.