#TBT: Marie-Agnès Gillot in "Giselle" (2006)

#TBT: Marie-Agnès Gillot in "Giselle" (2006)

In this 2006 clip of Myrtha’s entrance in Giselle, former Paris Opéra Ballet étoile Marie-Agnès Gillot gives an other-worldly performance that is chilling, ethereal and technically sublime. Her footwork throughout the solo is mesmerizing, and it receives full...
Reverence: The Maverick Star

Reverence: The Maverick Star

You are a choreographer as well as a dancer. What drew you to hip hop for Les Rares Différences, the piece you made for the 2007 Festival of Dance in Suresnes? My subject was Auguste Rodin. I needed bodies like sculptures—ballet dancers are too lean. Hip...
Standouts: Our 12 favorite performances of 2009

Standouts: Our 12 favorite performances of 2009

Dancer: Sarah Van Patten Company: San Francisco Ballet Ballet: Marius Petipa’s Swan Lake San Francisco Ballet principal Sarah Van Patten always commands the stage in roles that call for dramatic depth and musicality. But because she is not usually thought of as...
The Great Gillot

The Great Gillot

After making a splash in Chicago and DC, Paris Opéra Ballet has set up camp in New York’s Lincoln Center for the next two weekends. Tonight, étoile Marie-Agnès Gillot performs the lead in Maurice Béjart’s Bolero. In Pointe’s April/May 2010 issue, we...

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