Paris Opera Ballet.Paris Opera Ballet's season was shifted this year from the Palais Garnier to the Bastille Bastille (băstēl`) [O.Fr.,=fortress], fortress and state prison in Paris, located, until its demolition (started in 1789), near the site of the present Place de la Bastille. It was begun c. Opera House while the older structure undergoes renovations.
The opening program began with the Grand Defile ("Procession") of the entire ballet--the company's 162 dancers and 108 students from its school--usually given only on gala evenings or for the opening of the season. First the women, then the men, enter from the back of the stage and slowly advance toward the audience according to rank. When all the levels of the corps de ballet corps de bal·let
The dancers in a ballet troupe who perform as a group.
[French : corps, corps + de, of + ballet, ballet. are onstage, the 6toiles enter in the order in which they were nominated.
When the Defile is performed at the Garnier the back of the stage is opened onto the famous Foyer de la Danse, with its impressive Napoleonic decor made famous by the paintings of Degas Degas
To release and vent gases. New building materials often give off gases and odors and the air should be well circulated to remove them.
Mentioned in: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity . For the modern architecture of the Bastille Opera, a new decor was created, the dancers entering upstage from a semicircular semicircular
shaped like a half-circle.
the passages in the inner ear, in the bony labyrinth concerned with the sense of balance, especially the detection of movement. ramp with beams and columns resembling the older opera house.
The program continued with Balanchine's Palais de Cristal, created in 1947 for the company and later adapted for New York City Ballet New York City Ballet, one of the foremost American dance companies of the 20th cent. It was founded by Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine as the Ballet Society in 1946. under the title Symphony in C Symphony in C may refer to a number of symphonies written in the key of C Major:
Balanchine's Four Temperaments followed, and finally Jerome Robbins's Glass Pieces. In this opening then, the Defile was the only really French work, perhaps signifying the company's growing international repertoire. On the other hand, the dancing retains its refined French style and has a technical level that would be hard to duplicate elsewhere.