AROP evening — Ballet

Bobbi Jene Smith

23 Mar. 2023

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  • 1h00
  • Palais Garnier
  • Cocktail attire



  • Conductor

    Joana Carneiro; Petteri Iivonen

  • Music

    Jean Sibelius

  • Music

    Celeste Oram

  • Choreography

    Bobbi Jene Smith

  • Choreography

    Or Schraiber

  • Set design

    Christian Friedlander

  • Lighting design

    John Torres

  • Costume design

    ALAÏA by Pieter Mulier

The young American choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith is invited for the first time to the Paris Opera to create a work in her sensual, tribal and theatrical style. Born in Iowa, she joined the Batsheva Dance Company in 2009 where she danced for nine years under the direction of Ohad Naharin. In 2014, at the age of 30, she felt the need to create and took the risk of leaving Batsheva to try her luck as a choreographer. She returned to the United States and taught Gaga Dance classes at several universities and conservatories. In the course of her creations, she builds her language from grounded movements of enormous intensity, set in a contemporary and figurative scenography. Her dramatic approach and search for authentic movement explores the masculine and the feminine and portrays characters who tell moving stories with their bodies.

Avec le Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris



  • Women

    Clémence Gross

  • Caroline Osmont

  • Juliette Hilaire

  • Laurène Levy

  • Marion Gautier de Charnacé

  • Awa Joannais

  • Héloïse Jocqueviel

  • Men

    Alexandre Gasse

  • Jack Gasztowtt

  • Axel Ibot

  • Adrien Couvez

  • Yvon Demol

  • Mickaël Lafon

  • Maxime Thomas

  • Hugo Vigliotti

  • Takeru Coste

  • Théo Ghilbert

  • Julien Guillemard

  • Loup Marcault-Derouard

  • Antonin Monié

  • 20:00

    First part

  • 21:00

    End of the performance

  • 21:15



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