Classical To Contemporary

Classical To Contemporary

With a history reaching back to Louis XIV, the Paris Opéra Ballet is one of the dance world’s most tradition-bound institutions. The 154-member company is strictly hierarchical, with casting strongly influenced by rank: leading roles go almost without...
Classical To Contemporary

Tough Tryout

For a performing artist, every moment onstage is a test, but once a year the Paris Opera Ballet takes the idea of assessment to the extreme. Originally designed as an obligatory annual exam, the Concours (literally “contest” in English) has since evolved...

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