June 11, 2011

Opera and dance

"Je est un autre"  a sentence which literally translates as "I is an other". French poet Arthur Rimbaud used these words in a letter,  "Lettre du voyant" ("Letter of the Seer") to his friend Paul Demeny in May 1871 to explain his philosophy.  
The poster advertises the new season of La Monnaie / De Munt,  the Brussels Opera House.
Anne Teresa De Keersmaker is a Belgian choreographer. Her piece "Rain" ran until a few days ago in Palais Garnier, the Paris Opera house. De Keersmaeker and her company, Rosas, have been working together for twenty years. the last eleven in residence at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels.

www.demunt.be and www.lamonnaie.be


  1. Another Paris connection... The review you linked was wonderful and makes me want to plan a trip around seeing a ballet at Palais Garnier... lovely!


  2. Hoiiii geniet van een heerlijk weekend...liefs Ria...xxx.

  3. I do love ballet! My youngest daughter danced with a company for several years until she developed stress fractures in her feet. This looks fantastic! Would love to be able to attend one there! Hope you have a great weekend!


  4. I have the utmost respect for ballet dancers. They endure much physical hardship for their art. {Thank you for visiting me and your lovely comment.}