CHANEL NEWS

Friday, September 28, 2018

CHANEL AT THE
OPÉRA DE PARIS

Reminiscent of the ties that existed between Gabrielle Chanel and the world of dance, the House of CHANEL was the benefactor at last night’s opening gala for the new choreographic season at the Opéra de Paris. The event brought together the entire company onstage before an audience of dance aficionados. After its presentation by the ballet corps, Decadance by Ohad Naharin will enter the repertoire. A piece featuring costumes by Karl Lagerfeld is composed of excerpts from emblematic creations including Bo/éro, performed by Aurélie Dupont, the ballet director of the Opéra de Paris, and Diana Vishneva, the principal dancer at the Mariinsky Ballet in Saint Petersburg.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

KARL LAGERFELD'S DESIGNS
FOR THE OPÉRA DE PARIS

Finishing touches are applied to Karl Lagerfeld’s costumes ahead of the Opening Gala at the start of Opéra de Paris’ new dance season. For tonight’s performance, he created the costumes for a B/olero section of Ohad Naharin’s Decadance ballet: "Ravel’s ‘Bolero’ has always been one of my most favorite pieces of music in the world. It was the first classical record I bought when I was 16 years old."

Thursday, September 27, 2018

3.55 'CHANEL À L'OPERA'
PODCAST WITH OHAD NAHARIN

The Israeli choreographer, resident of the Tel Aviv-based Batsheva Dance Company, presents Decadance at the Opéra de Paris. A modular play based on sections from his unfinished works, transforms and adapts through a selection of pieces, variations and transitions. In an interview with Anne Berest, he addresses the issue of freedom through the understanding of rules and knowledge. He talks about his vision of movement and his dance techniques, such as the ‘Gaga’ method, which consists of listening to one's body in an unconventional way to better appreciate movement. To be a good dancer, explains the choreographer, passion, imagination and skills are the three essential qualities needed, complemented by the love of learning and research.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

3.55 'CHANEL À L'OPÉRA'
PODCAST WITH KATE MORAN

The actress, one of the faces of young independent French cinema and filmmaker Yann Gonzalez’s muse talks about her career as a dancer. In conversation with Anne Berest in the salons of the Opera Garnier in Paris, she retraces her first ballet steps and the discovery of post-modern and experimental dance. She explains how dance influenced her acting as much as her daily life, her relationship with the body, to pain and emotions.

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