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Sunday, November 4, 2012

POB's @VincentChaillet talks about dancing on pointe

For Marie-Agnès Gillot's new creation for Paris Opera Ballet, Sous Apparences, she put both the men and the women on pointe for the whole duration of the piece. To make things even harder, the floor was intentionally slippery. Here's an interesting interview with Vincent Chaillet about the experience:
By the second and third weeks of rehearsal, the men were suffering badly from blisters and bleeding toenails.“We see that of course with the women, but I used to think they got used to it,” Mr. Chaillet said. “Now I understand that it always hurts!”
http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/03/men-in-point-shoes/

more pics here:
http://www.franceinfo.fr/culture-medias/sortir-ecouter-voir/premiere-choregraphie-de-marie-agnes-gillot-pour-le-ballet-de-l-opera-de-pa-787139-20

and rehearsal video here:
http://www.operadeparis.fr/actualites/Repetition-publique-avec-marie-agnes-gillot#.UIehyD-APtM.twitter

performance clips here:
http://videos.tf1.fr/jt-we/marue-agnes-gillot-le-sens-du-mouvement-et-la-beaute-du-geste-7626697.html 

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