Opera ballet

Backstage at the Paris Opera Ballet Opening Gala with Chanel

Arriving at the Palais Garnier is an almost ecclesiastical experience on any given day, but especially on the evening of the opening gala of the Opéra National de Paris’ dance season. On Friday, guests climbed the grand marble staircase, a piece of theater in itself, which, with its 30-meter high vault, was dressed in a […]

Opera ballet

Istanbul State Opera Ballet opens with “Fidelio”

ISTANBUL Istanbul State Opera and Ballet (IDOB) opened its new season with the opera “Fidelio” at Kadıköy Süreyya Opera House. class=”cf”> Fecir Alptekin, Senior Advisor to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Kadıköy Mayor Şerdil Dara Odabaşı watched the opera which aroused great interest among art lovers. Speaking at the opening, IDOB Director and Artistic Director […]

Ballet academy

Retired dancers from the Grand Rapids Ballet Company open their own ballet academy in West Michigan

Picture FileAkop and Gaiane Akopian, former professional dancers with the Grand Rapids Ballet Company, opened their own studio, the Michigan Ballet Academy. GRAND RAPIDS – Akop and Gaiane Akopian were stage stars with the Grand Rapids Ballet Company until their retirement. Today, they retire their talents as teachers, choreographers and artistic directors. The married couple […]