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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Millepied wants dancers of colour for Paris Opera Ballet

About time too!
In a recent interview, the incoming director of the Paris Opera Ballet, Benjamin Millepied, had this to say:

"I want to bring in some diversity. In a city as cosmopolitan [as Paris], I don't understand that there is not a single dancer of colour in this large company [the Paris Opera Ballet has about 150 dancers]. How can the audience possibly recognize itself?'


The former New York City Ballet dancer promises an "era of openness and change", with "ballets with contemporary stories and social themes", works "with a modern feel" from Alexe├» Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon and  Justin Peck, among others.

http://culturebox.francetvinfo.fr/millepied-setonne-de-labsence-de-danseurs-de-couleur-a-lopera-de-paris-141111

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, some confident, powerful words there. Now let's see if he'll be able to act on them...

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