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Kabuki Star Wins 2011 Kyoto Prize

Famous for his interpretation of female roles, the Japanese Kabuki actor, Tamasaburo Bando V, is a veritable legend in Japan.

Adios José Martinez!

Spanish danseur étoile José Martinez bowed his farewell to the Paris Opera Ballet at 42 years and six months as French law requires.

Roland Petit: 1924 - 2011

Dance critic Patricia Boccadoro assesses the work and legacy of the great French choreographer who died suddenly in Geneva on Sunday.

Patrice Bart Bids Bizarre Farewell to Paris Opera Ballet

Some consider Ballet Master Patrice Bart's 1996 restaging of 'Coppélia' little more than strange and an unfortunate choice as a tribute to his long career at the Paris Opera Ballet.

Nureyev’s "Bayadère" Confirms New Male Star

Despite past rumours and speculation, the nomination of Stéphane Bullion to the highest rank in the Paris Opera Ballet has caught the dance world by surprise.

Merce Cunningham: 1919 - 2009

It is impossible to remain indifferent to Merce Cunningham. One is either an admirer or detractor and so it has been for the last sixty years.

The Death of Pina Bausch 1940 - 2009

The dance world in Europe mourns the untimely death of Pina Bausch, the dancer and choreographer of genius, who died in Wuppertal on June 30th, at the age of 68.

Coming Soon to DVD: John Neumeier's 'Lady of the Camellias'

The recent filming of John Neumeier's 'La Dame aux Camélias' at the Palais Garnier features Paris Opera Ballet stars Agnès Letestu and Stéphane Bullion.

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Agnes Letestu: Nomination d'une Etoile de Ballet

le 2 novembre 1997, Agnès Letestu interprétait Odette dans Le Lac des cygnes pour sa première apparition sur la scène du Palais Garnier après sa nomination comme étoile deux jours auparavant.

Aurélie Dupont, Paris's latest <I>étoile</I>

Amid cheers from her colleagues backstage at the Palais Garnier, the ravishingly pretty Aurélie Dupont was nominated "Etoile" on December 31st, 1998, after her performance as Kitri in Rudolf Nureyev's production of Don Quixotte.
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