The Paris Opera Ballet School has for three hundred years carried on its mission: to pass on its traditions to future dancers. The French-German television channel ARTE last night broadcast the spectacular 300th Anniversary Gala from the Palais Garnier in Paris.
|It was Ludvig XVI, the Sun King, who founded the ballet school 300 years ago.|
The evening began with a new creation, "D'ores et déjà", by choreographers Béatrice Massin und Nicolaus Paul, which combined baroque and modern style. The piece was set to music by Jean-Philippe Rameau:
A extract from Gounod's Faust was one of the other highlights of this wonderful evening of superior dancing:
Television director François Roussillon should also be congratulated. He and his team did a marvelous job in bringing the action to the living rooms of - hopefully - millions of viewers.