"Aunis", choreographed by Jacques Garnier who passed away and the music composed by Maurice Pacher, is the ballet that I was casted in this time. This special piece which is only performed by 3 boys during 10 - 12 minutes entered the Paris Opera Ballet School's repertoire only two years ago at the moment of the 300th Anniversary celebration. One of my classmates reminded me that I didn't like this ballet at all at that time. But today I really enjoy watching and dancing this piece very much.
This short dance represents the essential elements of one's life for me. Through traditional folklore french and simple symbolic gestures, we could see moments of joy, hard work, despair, hope, death and what is the most important in all these - finding happiness. At least this is my vision of this ballet and what I was thinking while interpretating.
Fortunately, the performances went very well and I was quite satisfied. Once the last show was over, a nostalgic feeling came to me. It was actually the last time that I performed on the stage of the Palais Garnier as a student! One of the staff there asked me, "So when will we see you again?" "Well, during the holy Concours!", I replied. And it's true, the next time that I will step on this stage will be during the Concours. Who knows if the Paris Opera would accept me this time. So would that be my last performance here? Or will I be lucky enough to perform again here as one of their dancers?
Anyways, as my mother always told me, for her, I already succeed. Looking back to the other spectacles that I have done in the past few years: Tambour solo in April 2012, D'ores et Deja and Peches de Jeunesse in 2013, Flower Festival pas de deux and Napoli in 2014, La Source with the POB in December 2014, and Aunis and Soir de Fete in 2015. Not bad! Huh?
I really enjoyed every single performance on the stage of the Opera Garnier and I really hope to perform again here.