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Profile: Alice Renavand

The Paris Opera ballet star, whose father was French, owes her exotic dark beauty and high cheekbones to her Vietnamese mother.

Agnès Letestu Bids Au Revoir to the Paris Opera Ballet

With a final performance of John Neumeier’s 'Lady of the Camellias' the official career of ballet star Agnès Letestu as a member of the Paris Opera Ballet came to an end.

A Paris Rendez-vous With Roland Petit

Four vicious murders turn around the theme of tragic love.

Villella and His Miami Dancers Triumph in Paris

Interview with American mega star Edward Villella and review of Miami City Ballet's marathon run of 14 different ballets in the French capital.

Ballets Russes: 1909 - 2009

As part of Europe’s flagship events celebrating the centenary of the Ballets Russes, the Paris Opera Ballet programmed four of Diaghilev’s legendary works. Patricia Boccadoro offers her review.

A Paris Tribute to Merce Cunningham

Three French choreographers celebrate the 90th birthday of the late Merce Cunningham.

Philippe Decouflé at the "Crazy Horse"

After 50 plus years of presenting pretty girls prancing naked on a tiny stage, Le Crazy Horse de Paris is trying anything and everything to squeeze a little more life out of a stage show that is, at best, a quaint souvenir of a bygone time or, at worst, a dead horse that should be beaten no longer.


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A Tribute to Serge Lifar (1905 - 1986)

The Russian French dancer, director and choreographer largely credited with the revival of 20th century French ballet.

Ballet Costumes With Movement in Mind

Ballet star Agnès Letestu shows her new costume designs for José Martinez' production of 'Scaramouche' at the Paris Opera Ballet.

Christmas Fare in Paris: Tribute to Maurice Béjart

Dance editor Patricia Boccadoro weighs in on the 'Tribute to Maurice Béjart' at the Paris Opera Ballet.
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