Laurent Hilaire and Isabelle Guerin. William Forsythe’s In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated, from a performance in 1991.

The new French Minister of Culture really needs to get this legend’s job back…

Laurent Hilaire and Isabelle Guerin. William Forsythe’s In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated, from a performance in 1991.

The new French Minister of Culture really needs to get this legend’s job back…

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Abandon [source]

Laurent Hilaire and Isabelle Guerin

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Abandon [source]

Laurent Hilaire and Isabelle Guerin

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Abandon [source]

Laurent Hilaire and Isabelle Guerin

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Abandon [source]

Laurent Hilaire and Isabelle Guerin

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Abandon [source]

Laurent Hilaire and Isabelle Guerin

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Le Parc [source]

Laurent Hilaire

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William Forsythe, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated

Sylvie Guillem and Laurent Hilaire

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William Forsythe, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated

Sylvie Guillem and Laurent Hilaire

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Laurent Hilaire
Ph. Colette Mason/Roger-Viollet

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Laurent Hilaire

Ph. Colette Mason/Roger-Viollet

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Notre Dame de Paris

Isabelle Guerin, Nicolas Le Riche, Laurent Hilaire, Manuel Legris

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Mathilde Froustey in Tomasson’s Nutcracker

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Mathilde Froustey in Tomasson’s Nutcracker

Laurent Hilaire quits his job as Maître de Ballet at ONP

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At first I was shocked but when I thought about it it really shouldnt come as a surprise… I bet he was rooting for a job as Artistic Director (along with the rest of the world) but the administration favoured Benjamin Millepied (I still can’t quite believe they chose HIM over Hilaire but what you gon’ do ‘bout it, the damage is already done….). Must be embarrasing to work for someone who has never had any affiliations with ONP AND is 20 years your junior. What a great loss, Hilaire as maître de ballet is (was?) the best thing that has happened to POB since Nureyev got appointed as AD. Best of luck to him (I’m sure the contracts for a job as AD somewhere else are already flowing in)! Oh and good luck to Voyer as new head maîtresse de ballet and Dupont as the newest maîtresse de ballet too, I don’t think anyone would doubt their capabilities to pass on the French tradition to the upcoming generations.

Sadly Le Great Laurent Hilaire was forced out (basically, dismissed and paid 200k severment). The POB didn’t need more bullying directors but unfortunately, they’ve got two incoming ones starting at the end of the season. I hope Laurent Hilaire finds a company with a nicer atmosphere (I’m not inclined to congratulate Dupont or Vayer after finding out) than Paris. He deserves better than this.