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Michael Pereira : Bringing Broadway to Paris

Michael Pereira is on a mission to bring quality Broadway jazz instruction to Paris. I met Michael Pereira a couple years ago through social media. We tried to meet on one of his trips to Paris the summer of 2013, but the stars we not aligned that year. This past summer though, in 2014, we managed to find time to… Read more →

Repetto : press release : ballet slipper school

Normally I don’t publish posts about the press releases I get in my email inbox; this is because I want my blog to reflect my vision and my discoveries of Paris. But this one, I felt compelled to communicate on this platform because it speaks to me in so many ways that I felt it was more than appropriate. So… Read more →

La Source – « Le public n’a pas de fesses »

I went to see the ballet La Source recently at the Garnier Opera house, one of my favorite places in Paris as many of you know! And I was once again dazzled and amazed by the beauty of the production they put on. The phrase « Le public n’a pas de fesses » means literally that the audience doesn’t have a rear… Read more →

Repetto back in the Marais!

Repetto just opened a new boutique in the marais… A welcome return after the fire last October destroyed the store on rue du Perche. It was so odd, because I had just been in that store the afternoon before… And then the next day my friend Kasia tweeted about how the store had burned during the night. This new boutique… Read more →

Caligula – Riche en Emotion

Un tragédie en 5 actes… Tout juste une heure et demi ce ballet sans entracte, chorégraphié par Nicolas LeRiche en 2005, nous raconte l’histoire de l’empereur romain, Caligula, amoureux du spectacle avec des accès d’âme poétique, maladif et mégalomane. Il se croit en relation avec le dieux, il disait que la lune descendait le voir dans son lit, il aime… Read more →

Estrella Archs – prima ballerina’s not prima donas!

Estrella Archs, recently emancipated over the past year from directing someone else’s line, is putting all her energy into her own line, and has found a theme for that Spanish passion that drives her : the « liberation of movement » : la danse! Oh libre she is, and is enjoying her freedom in bold pink and better choices for collaboration. Gone… Read more →

Décrocher la lune – Shoot the moon

Photo : Opera de Paris Kaguyahime, the moon princess, descends down to Earth with a message of peace and spirituality. Her incredible beauty inspires love and desire, and many men vie for her hand. She refuses them, knowing that her time on Earth is limited, and she is secretly in love with the Emperor, Mikado. A war breaks out and… Read more →

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