I just came back to Paris from a gala in Arcachon. I will write about that later on. Now I'd like to write about something more exciting: the Opening of the season 2016/2017 at the Paris Opera Ballet.
Like every year, the Paris Opera Ballet opened the season with a Defile du Corps de Ballet (Parade) at the beginning of its first performance. I found a video of the entire Defile on Youtube:
I appeared from the back of the stage at 9:40. I am the one all the way to the left of the line. (on the right in the video) I have always loved this Defile and find it particularly classy and touching although others don't appreciate the military side of it.
Below is another video taken from the point of view of the dancers in the famous and beautiful "Foyer de la Danse" during a rehearsal:
Below are two photos showing the beautiful Foyer de la Danse, where all the dancers and students from the Paris Opera Ballet School get ready before the Defile.
And at last a photo of all the dancers putting together the final pose of the Defile.
There are more posts to come about this opening of the season.