Benjamin Millepied is bringing the 355-year-old Paris Opéra Ballet into the modern age with a new venture called 3e Scène (meaning “third stage”). Designed to reach a younger and more technologically savvy audience, 3e Scène is a virtual arts hub that offers original dance films, photographs and choreographic works. Nearly all of the works, including Millepied’s own contributions, feature company dancers or the Palais Garnier opera house. Additionally, the plan is to commission 30 original works of art each year. Millepied, a former New York City Ballet principal, became artistic director of Paris Opéra Ballet in 2014. To access 3e Scène, visit: operadeparis.fr/en/3e-scene.
Jan. 26, 2016 10:28AM EST