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A collation of announcements of the forthcoming 2016/17 season at various companies in France. Please feel free to add others to the list.

 

Théâtre du Capitole (Toulouse)

http://www.theatreducapitole.fr/1/saison-2016-2017/saison-2016-2017-2093.html?lang=fr

A million kisses to my skin by David Dawson. Kader Belarbi’s version of Don Quixote. Etc.

 

Ballet Nice Méditerranée

http://www.opera-nice.org/fr/calendrier#

Jiri Kylian’s Sinfonietta. Liam Scarlett’s Vespertine, created for Norwegian Ballet. A new Firebird. Eric Vu-An’s version of Don Quixote. Etc.

 

Opéra National du Rhin (Strasbourg, Colmar, Mulhouse)

http://www.operanationaldurhin.eu/en--dance.html

A full-length narrative ballet by Uwe Scholz that was created for Zuerich Ballet. A number of modern creations.

 

Opéra de Lyon

http://www.opera-lyon.com/spectacles/danse

Various ballets by Jiri Kylian, et al.

 

Paris Opera Ballet – this link was shared and discussed previously as part of another thread and has been added here for ease of reference

https://www.operadeparis.fr/en/season-16-17/ballet

 

 

 

 

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Tempted by Dawson in Toulouse and excited about Sinfonietta, Firebird and Scarlett in Nice. I can't find much about Scarlett's Vespertine on the web, has anyone seen it and/ or any reviews of it?

 

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I've always thought Stendhal's Scarlet and Black would make a good ballet, and that it should be choreographed to Berlioz, most likely the Symphonie Fantastique. And lo! apparently Uwe Scholz thought the same thing! Berlioz, anyway, not specified which work but I'd lay money on Symphonie Fantastique. I would love to see this. (Ballet du Rhin's full-length).

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Bordeaux tells me they will announce their season on June 27.

 

I've been checking their web site frequently recently, thank you for sharing the date :)

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I've always thought Stendhal's Scarlet and Black would make a good ballet, and that it should be choreographed to Berlioz, most likely the Symphonie Fantastique. And lo! apparently Uwe Scholz thought the same thing! Berlioz, anyway, not specified which work but I'd lay money on Symphonie Fantastique. I would love to see this. (Ballet du Rhin's full-length).

 

I've just found information on the chosen music in a file by that has been produced the "Young audiences department" at  the Opera du Rhin http://www.operanationaldurhin.eu/medias/File/DPeda16-17/DP_LeRougeetleNoir_OnR.pdf?PHPSESSID=620e2262b29935e870b17bd3d8ab329c. So no Symphonie Fantastique for Scarlet and Black, and instead a number of extracts from other pieces (Scholz did however use Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique for another ballet, bearing the name of the symphony).

 

The said department produces such a file for all performances, respect! It provides a summary of the ballet and background information on the book and its author, neoclassical dance, various biographies, and recommendations for further study for teachers.

 

I'd been thinking about reading the book and then realised that it has more than 600 pages, maybe I'll just go with the study guide. :)

 

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I've just found information on the chosen music in a file by that has been produced the "Young audiences department" at  the Opera du Rhin http://www.operanationaldurhin.eu/medias/File/DPeda16-17/DP_LeRougeetleNoir_OnR.pdf?PHPSESSID=620e2262b29935e870b17bd3d8ab329c. So no Symphonie Fantastique for Scarlet and Black, and instead a number of extracts from other pieces (Scholz did however use Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique for another ballet, bearing the name of the symphony).

 

The said department produces such a file for all performances, respect! It provides a summary of the ballet and background information on the book and its author, neoclassical dance, various biographies, and recommendations for further study for teachers.

 

I'd been thinking about reading the book and then realised that it has more than 600 pages, maybe I'll just go with the study guide. :)

 

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You should totally read the book. It's a fantastic book! Maybe my favourite novel.

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At Ballet Nice Méditerranée, the new production of The Firebird has been removed from the triple ballet scheduled for October; the programme in October is now instead  Vu-An's version of Raymonda, Gnawa by Duato, and Petit's L'Arlésienne. http://www.opera-nice.org/fr/saison-ballets

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This is a small clip from "Rouge et noir", I guess it must be from Leipzig, where Uwe Scholz became director after he left Zurich.

 

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Events at the Theatre des Champs Elysees next year http://2017.theatrechampselysees.fr/en/the-season/dance - Rome Opera Ballet with Roland Petit's La chauve souris, Saint Petersburg Ballet Theatre with Swan Lake and with Giselle, Norwegian National Ballet with Alexander Ekman's Swan Lake, Le Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse with Kader Belarbi's Le Corsaire, et al.

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The Opera de Bordeaux has announced its next season - http://www.opera-bordeaux.com/grand-theatre/actualites/210-nouvelle-saison-abonnez-vous-en-ligne.html

The Tempest by Mauricio Wainrot in November, Coppelia over the festive season, a mixed programme in April, Charles Jude's Romeo & Juliet in July. The twitter feed of the Opera de Bordeaux shows short trailers for some of the programmes.

 

Next season at the Theatre de Chaillot in Paris http://theatre-chaillot.fr/la-saison-2016-2017

Tempted by Angelin Preljocaj's Romeo & Juliet. Has anyone seen this?

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The Ballet de l'Opera National du Rhin will perform Uwe Scholz's ballet "The Creation" (-> Haydn's oratorio) in Biarritz on 11 September as part of a dance festival "le temps d'aimer la danse". Scholz choreographed this ballet for Zuerich Ballet in 1985.

 

The full festival programme here http://letempsdaimer.com/compagnie/ - most other content is contemporary.

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The much-discussed documentary "Releve" about the creation of Millepied's "Clear, Loud, Bright, Forward" for POB last season will be shown in cinemas in France from 7 Sep http://www.kmbofilms.com/#!relve/csap

 

If anyone is aware of a launch in cinemas in the UK, thank you in advance for sharing related information :)

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For those who would like to see Ratmansky's Swan Lake and can't get a ticket for the performances by Ballett Zuerich, here the link to the performances by the Scala in Paris in November

http://www.viparis.com/viparisFront/do/manifestation/palais-des-congres-paris/LAC+CYGNES+-+SCALA+MILAN=12927

 

Ballet Biarritz Mandalain's new season http://malandainballet.com/en/tournees/2016-09 - including e.g., The beauty and the beast, Cinderella, a new ballet Noah

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You should totally read the book. It's a fantastic book! Maybe my favourite novel.

 

This is a small clip from "Rouge et noir", I guess it must be from Leipzig, where Uwe Scholz became director after he left Zurich.

 

 

Read the book over the summer, watched the video (is this when Julien leaves the seminary and arrives at the La Mole household?), got the ticket. Thank you, both, for pointing me to this.

 

I look forward to seeing how Scholz condensed the 600+ pages into a little more than 2 hours, and how the tumultuous relationships between Julien and Mme Rênal and Julien and Mathilde are translated into PDD :)

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Looks like she's been watching Akram Khan's Dust and has seen a much-photographed excerpt from his Giselle.

 

I think Crystal Pite is quite capable of coming up with her own movement vocabulary.

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Although the NYT did indicate that there might have been a feeling of deja vu with this one?

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I think Crystal Pite is quite capable of coming up with her own movement vocabulary.

 

Of course, but the likeness is very striking and I'm afraid I couldn't resist saying so.

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Well, I'll be seeing Khan's Giselle this Saturday and the new piece by Crystal Pite on 9 Oct, so I'll be able to comment after that.

 

I like those rippling effects/ waves that are shown in the teaser and in various videos on the web. Can't wait :)

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The annual concours at POB has been held for the male dancers today (for the female dancers to follow tomorrow)

  • Promoted to Premier Danseur: Germain Louvet
  • Promoted to Sujet: Paul Marque
  • Promoted to Coryphee: Francesco Mura and Thomas Docquir

Congratulations to the promotees.

 

From what I understand, the promotions become effective Jan 1, 2017.

 

https://twitter.com/BalletOParis/status/794551674471849984

https://twitter.com/BalletOParis/status/794505869656551428

https://twitter.com/BalletOParis/status/794489603101257728

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Charles Jude, the Director of Ballet at the Opera de Bordeaux since 1996 will retire at the end of this season. The Opera plans to acquire his choreographies so they can be performed also in the future. It had suspended him in February 2017, referring to “lack of cooperation”, something that Charles Jude rejected in an interview. The announcement that Jude will retire is described as “amicable settlement” of the matter. One of the articles that I’ve read on the web says the agreement means that Jude is not suspended any more.

 

Potential budget cuts for the ballet company and their presumed impact have been discussed in recent months. The dancers said it would prevent the company from performing large-scale classical works, they planned to go on strike for one performance in December (ultimately they didn’t), after the end of the curtain calls of a performance in December, they highlighted to the audience the impact the cuts would have (dancers affected left the stage so the audience could see the gaps that the cuts would create), a dancer has lodged a petition in support of the company, etc. The Opera rejected the claims regarding the nature/ impact of the cuts (see the press release about the suspension).

 

The press release announcing the retirement refers to the forthcoming agreement for the next five years of the Opera and that it will allow to reconfirm its commitment to the ballet company (with a new person then for the ballet). It does not, however, comment on any budget-related aspects.

 

Press releases by the Opera de Bordeaux in relation to the suspension and the announcement regarding the retirement (in French only) http://www.opera-bordeaux.com/presse-2774

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Alvin Ailey will be at this year's "les étés de la danse" in Paris http://www.lesetesdeladanse.com/en

 

Running from 4 - 22 July, there'll be an opening night and 5 different programmes. Location is La Seine Musicale which opened in April 2017 and is based on an island in the river Seine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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