Distinguished Professor Violette Verdy has been invited again to the Paris Opera Ballet, for the months of March and April 2012. The company’s director, Brigitte Lefevre, has invited Verdy as a guest teacher, and the school director, Elisabeth Platel, has invited her to teach, as well as to stage one of her own ballets: Variations on a Theme of Paganini. Verdy originally choreographed the piece for the company of the Paris Opera Ballet in 1979 while she was director there. So, after 30-plus years, the piece will once again come to life on the stage of the Palais Garnier (April 7-13, 2012).
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