The Paris Opera Ballet takes flight above the French capital
“One can not come and shoot at Palais Garnier without marveling at the architecture, the atmosphere of this glorious theater from 1875,” says the Paris Opera Ballet’s Benjamin Millepied, of the ecstatic architectural-inspired piece directed by Louis de Caunes, featuring dancers Leonore Baulac and Alistair Madin. “I think Louis de Caunes was inspired by all he had in front of him. The dancing, the spaces, the light.” The historic institution—boasting the oldest resident ballet company in the world—last October named the French native its latest Director of Dance, who recently joined Russian model Natalia Vodianova on stage for her Annie Leibovitz-photographed Vogue cover shoot.
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