The Paris Opera in French Guiana is a territorial cultural cooperation program launched in November 2022, aiming to make the Paris Opera's missions accessible to all Guyanese people.
This documentary series retraces the creation of this program, from the inaugural show in Cayenne to the dance workshops led by the Paris Opera artists in partnership with various collaborators in Cayenne, Kourou, and Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni.
Episode 1 – The Arrival
In November 2022, the Paris Opera in French Guiana was inaugurated with a dance performance featuring Étoile and corps de ballet dancers at the Trois Fleuves hall in Cayenne.
Episode 2 – The Encounter
Following the performance, the first classical dance workshops begin with Étoile dancers Stéphane Bullion and Muriel Zusperreguy, along with contemporary dance workshops with dancers Takeru Coste and Marion Gautier de Charnacé.
Episode 3 – Everyone's a Dancer (available in February 2024)
From Cayenne to Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, passing through Kourou, the Ballet company's dancers meet students with diverse stories and backgrounds who share a common passion: dance!
A production by the Paris Opera Academy
Direction: Jules Bonnel, José Ramirez Romero
Opéra national de Paris - 2023
Picture: Frédéric Stucin / OnP