Demonstrations of the Paris Opera Ballet School


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A double DVD, featuring the “Demonstrations” and a documentary, revealing the many secrets of the most famous dance school in the world!




Démonstrations de l'École de Danse de l'Opéra national de Paris

Pas d’école

A double program revealing the many secrets of the most famous dance school in the world !

Demonstrations of the Paris Opera Ballet School

The Demonstrations of the Ballet School are a traditional checkpoint for the institution: they consist of a performance where the audience can appreciate the beautiful and rich education of classical dance taught at the Paris Opera. Considered as one of the School’s highlights, this moment unveils the teaching methods of a traditional artistic knowledge. Led by their teachers, the students display the different skills necessary to master the codes of classical dance and the French style. The Demonstrations also invite the public to discover other artistic disciplines or choreographic styles that complete the student’s training: contemporary, folk, baroque, and character dances, mime and music class.

The School of Dreams

The Paris Opera Ballet School really is the school of dreams for each and everyone of its students, that all wish to became professional dancers for the Paris Opera Ballet. This intimate documentary film allows us to discover, through interviews and sneak peeks of the classes, their schedule, their day-to-day training, their passion, their hopes, their relationships with the teachers and ballet masters, and finally their ambition to become, one day maybe, an Étoile of the Ballet


Pas d’école [DVD]

• the students of the École de Danse de l’Opéra national de Paris
the teachers of the École de Danse de l’Opéra national de Paris
Carole Arbo, Roxana Barbacaru, Marie Blaise, Marc du Bouaÿs de Couësbouc, Fabienne Cerutti, Jessica Choppe, Véronique Doisneau, Christophe Duquenne,
Iris Florentiny, Fanny Gaida, Muriel Hallé, Karl Paquette, Yasmine Piletta,
Scott Alan Prouty, Marie-Josée Redont, Wilfried Romoli, Yann Saïz, Géraldine Wiart
the vocal coach Laurent Choukroun
the pianists
Ellina Akimova, Antoine Bouchaud, Philippe Cavagnat, Claire Djourado,
Craig Edwards, Matthieu Lecoq, Gaëlle Sadaune, Masako Shimura, Yuko Tsuchiya, Isabelle Van Brabant, Valeria Vitaterna
the scolarity teachers
Aline Doucet, Laura Linn, Simon Vazeille

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Technical informations

HD recording : École de Danse de l’Opéra national de Paris | 12/2020
TV direction : Miguel Octave
Release date
: 26 November 2021
Distribution : Naxos Distribution

: BAC195 (French version) / BAC295 (International version)
Barcode : 3760115301955 / 3760115302952
Running time : 122 min. (Demonstrations) + 75 min. (The School of Dreams)
Booklet : FR / ENG
Subtitles : FR / ENG / JAP / KOR
Image : Color, 16/9, NTSC
Sound : PCM 2.0
Region code : 0

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