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How Julie Guibert rethinks dance


Long before being appointed head of the Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon, this sensitive dancer developed a passion for contemporary creation, working with the greatest choreographers. She takes her troupe in this wake, and presents several solos at the Festival d'automne in...

His office is installed under the glass roof of the Opera designed by Jean Nouvel in Lyon.

She is there every day.

Just knock on the front door.

She wants to be available.

Julie Guibert, 48, has been directing the Lyon Opera Ballet there for two years.

It is not certain that this beautiful and calm woman, with her hair pulled back in a bun, claims the verb “to lead”.

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“When Serge Dorny, then director of the Opéra de Lyon, offered me the Ballet, I seemed to recognize my mission.

I had been led all my life by great people.

My turn had come to take this place, as a service rendered to the institutions,”

she said.

She does not seek to question authority.

“I indicate a direction.

Everything I undertake, I base it on the dancer that I still am.

I imagine a new way of being together.

Leaving the corps de ballet seen as a shapeless mass to celebrate the uniqueness of each of its members.

I want to…

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Source: lefigaro

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