Roland Petit
Ballet dancer and choreographer
Roland Petit
Roland Petit was a French choreographer and dancer born in Villemomble, near Paris, France. He trained at the Paris Opéra Ballet school, and became well known for his creative ballets.
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How To Be A Surrealist Queen, According To Artist Leonor Fini
Huffington Post - over 1 year
"I strike it, stalk it, try to make it obey me. Then in its disobedience, it forms things I like." This is how Argentine painter Leonor Fini described her art-making process. Her body of work, fittingly, feels like the product of cosmic BDSM, with opalesque, otherworldly women engaged in cryptic exchanges of authority and surrender. Amalgamated visions of castration, shapeshifting and knife-wielding characterize her painted world, her every brushstroke making the supernatural realistic and the real supernatural.  Fini, born in 1907 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, lived her life as if it were a work of art, obeying no rules except her own. Often dressed in disguises or nothing at all, Fini intoxicated those around her with her intelligence, fearless wit and creative fire. Despite the imprint she left on those who knew her, like too many women artists, Fini's name disappeared from the canon of art history following her death in 1996.  A new exhibition at San Francisco's Weinstein ...
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Margaret Fuhrer: A Rambling Look at the Paris Opéra Ballet's New York Season
Huffington Post - over 4 years
What is French ballet? Most of the world's various ballet techniques are beginning to melt together. But the Paris Opéra Ballet's visit to New York this month, its first in 16 years, proved that the French style remains distinct and definable. As embodied by the company's dancers, it's the epitome of elegance. That's a strange thing to say about any style of ballet, since all ballet is inherently elegant. But the French value elegance above all. POB boasts what might be the world's most breathtakingly uniform corps de ballet, rows upon rows of dancers who have been exquisitely molded by the Paris Opéra Ballet School. (Nearly all of them are French.) Their technique is handsome, precise, and intensely self-conscious. It has no amplitude. Most of POB's dancers can't project beyond their own fingertips, because they're too worried about whether their fingers are properly placed. They're preoccupied with detail, so they're less likely to take risks. To indulge in a few ster ...
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Le eleganti scarpe da uomo di Repetto - Moda - Guidone.it
Google News - over 5 years
Si narra anche che il primo paio di 'ballerine' furono create da Rose per il figlio, il celebre Roland Petit. Oltre a calzare i piedi di ballerini, uomini e donne, quali Maurice Béjart, Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov e Carolyn Carlson,
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Tommy Tune to Direct Liliane Montevecchi in Bio-Musical Bonsoir Liliane! - Broadway.com
Google News - over 5 years
Montevecchi began her career as a ballerina in Roland Petit's dance company before appearing in films like Daddy Long Legs and King Creole. She made her Broadway debut in La Plume de Ma Tante in 1958 and returned to the Great White Way in 1964's Folies
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Torna Abbagnato con la sua «Medea» - Corriere del Mezzogiorno
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BARI - Il dolore per la morte di Roland Petit, scomparso poco più di un mese fa, è ancora forte. Era il suo talent scout. E al maestro che l'aveva scoperta Eleonora Abbagnato aveva dedicato una serata omaggio lo scorso gennaio, nel Petruzzelli
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Un balet care emoţionează - China Radio International
Google News - over 5 years
Sunt cuvinte care descriu, pe scurt, spectacolul închinat memoriei coregrafului francez Roland Petit, creatorul a peste o sută de spectacole de balet ce au fost puse în scenă în lumea întreagă, care murit la Geneva, la vârsta de 87 de ani,
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ADIOS JOSÉ MARTINEZ ! - Culturekiosque
Google News - over 5 years
For underlying all these festivities which continued the rest of the night in a Spanish style disco set up in the sous-sol of the Opera Garnier, there was a certain melancholy, not only due to the sudden death of Roland Petit less than a week before
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The National Ballet of China to present classic works - 7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
The company will also pay tribute to some of world's most renowned choreographers, performing excerpts from works by George Balanchine, Roland Petit, Maurice Bejart, Marius Petipa, Kenneth MacMillan, and John Cranko. Highly imaginative and boldly
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Roland Petit, 'in memoriam' - Noticias de Gipuzkoa
Google News - over 5 years
El XXV Festival Castell de Peralada (Girona) ofreció una gala de danza en memoria de Roland Petit, el coreógrafo francés fallecido el pasado 10 de julio. El programa que se presentó en Peralada estaba diseñado por Ángel Corella e incluía algunas de las
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El ballet de Corella rendirá homenaje en Peralada a Roland Petit - ABC.es
Google News - over 5 years
En esta ocasión la compañía contará con Alicia Amatriain y Lucía Lacarra como artistas invitadas, han informado hoy fuentes de esta compañía con residencia permanente en Segovia. El ballet presenta un programa de danza clásica, neoclásica y
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Step-by-step guide to dance: National Ballet of China - The Guardian
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But as China grew on the international stage, so did its ballet company, which considerably broadened its range to include more modern ballets from around the world – by George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Roland Petit and others – and in 2008 even
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Roland Petit Ballets, Coliseum, London - Financial Times
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Years ago, Roland Petit said to me: “I must come back to London.” It was where he made his first tour in 1946, audiences bowled over by the freshness and theatricality of his productions. This was the city where, 13 years later,
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Swan Lake, Royal Opera House, London - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
For excitement, the week's wonder was Ivan Vasiliev's guest appearance with English National Ballet over the weekend. The Bolshoi superstar danced Roland Petit's Jeune Homme et la Mort with wild energy. He reaches out to Jiz Zhang's death figure with
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Roland Petit – review - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images The audience at the London Coliseum was treated to a thrilling display of virtuosity on Friday night when Ivan Vasiliev, the 22-year-old Bolshoi sensation, took the lead role in Roland Petit's ballet Le Jeune Homme et
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English National Ballet, Coliseum, London - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
When choreographer Roland Petit died this month while supervising English National Ballet's revival of some of his most famous works, the company had the task of turning a celebration into a fitting epitaph. The jolt in perspective could perhaps be
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ENB, Roland Petit, London Coliseum, review - Telegraph.co.uk
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Roland Petit, who died last week, would have approved of ENB's unfortunately timely triple bill. Rating: * * * By Mark Monahan English National Ballet's triple bill of works by Roland Petit proved timely in the most unfortunate way. ... -
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Roland Petit's Carmen at the London Coliseum - WebWire (press release)
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English National Ballet Summer season at the London Coliseum offers audiences a rare opportunity to see Roland Petit's extraordinary work in London. France's most famous choreographer, Roland Petit, revolutionised ballet with his work for Hollywood
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Roland Petit
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 87
    Died on July 10, 2011.
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  • 1994
    Age 70
    In 1994, he was awarded the Prix Benois de la Danse as choreographer.
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  • 1993
    Age 69
    His memoirs were published in 1993 under the title J'ai dansé sur les flots (English: I Danced on the Waves).
    More Details Hide Details He and Jeanmaire had one daughter, Valentine Petit, a dancer and actress. Petit died in Geneva, Switzerland, aged 87, following a battle with leukemia. During his career, Petit choreographed 176 works, including:
  • TWENTIES
  • 1954
    Age 30
    In 1954, Petit married the dancer Zizi Jeanmaire, who performed in a number of his works.
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  • 1949
    Age 25
    In his 1949 ballet Carmen, he made an unusual use of the en dedans, while he gave a non-figurative treatment to Turangalîla.
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  • 1946
    Age 22
    Le jeune homme et la mort (“The Young Man and Death”) of 1946 (libretto by Jean Cocteau) is considered his magnum opus and it is also his most well-known work; the choreography and the costumes are of astonishing modernity.
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  • 1945
    Age 21
    He founded the Ballets des Champs-Élysées in 1945 and the Ballets de Paris in 1948, at Théâtre Marigny, with Zizi Jeanmaire as star dancer.
    More Details Hide Details Petit collaborated with Serge Gainsbourg, Yves Saint-Laurent and César Baldaccini and participated in several French and American films. He returned to the Paris Opéra in 1965 to mount a production of Notre Dame de Paris (with music by Maurice Jarre). He continued to rule ballets for the largest theatres of France, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, and Cuba. In 1968, his ballet Turangalîla provoked a small revolution within the Paris Opéra. Four years later, in 1972, he founded the Ballet National de Marseille with the piece “Pink Floyd Ballet”. He directed the Ballet for the next 26 years. For the décor of his ballets, he would work in close collaboration with the painter Jean Carzou (1907–2000), but also with other artists such as Max Ernst. Author of more than 50 creations across all genres, he choreographed for a plethora of famed international dancers. He refused the free technical effects; he did not stop reinventing his style, language, and became a master in the arts of pas de deux and of narrative ballet, but he succeeded also in abstract ballets. He collaborated also with the nouveaux réalistes including Martial Raysse, Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1940
    Age 16
    Petit was born in Villemomble, France an area near Paris, France. Petit trained at the Paris Opéra Ballet school under Gustave Ricaux and Serge Lifar and began to dance with the corps de ballet in 1940.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1924
    Age 0
    Born on January 13, 1924.
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