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Paris Opera - Alice Renavand as Lise and Simon Valastro as Widow Simone in Ashton's La Fille mal gardée. © Emma Kauldhar

Paris Diary


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Martha Graham Dance Company in The Rite of Spring. © Ani Collier

Martha Graham Dance Company


To open the season, the Paris Opera is presenting guest performances by the Martha Graham Dance Company, after an absence of 27 years, at the Palais Garnier  from 3 – 8 September. The programme comprises Cave of the Heart, Appalachian Spring and The Rite of Spring. Additionally, Janet Eilber, director of the visiting company, has invited Paris Opera director Aurélie Dupont to participate in the programme, interpreting Ekstasis, a piece revisited by Virginie Mécène last year after the original created by Graham in 1933.