Gala du Jeune Ballet de France (I/III) – Ballet
Marius Petipa, Pierre Lacotte, José Ferran – Joan Boada, Boyd Lau, Amilcar Moret... – Jeune Ballet de France

Founded in 1983 by Robert Berthier, the Jeune Ballet de France used to have a very special place in the ballet tradition in France. Hiring some of the youngest and most promising dancers after the conservatories, it was a perfect way to fly towards a bright carreer.

The JBF repertoire is particularly eclectic, ranging from the greatest classical ballets to more contemporanean works. The many tours of the company helped the choreographic art to be broadcast.

In this programme, filmed at the Opéra Théâtre de Massy in 1997, we can admire famous excerpts from Paquita, Le Corsaire, Le Papillon...

The dancers displayed here have now earned international fame: this is a unique opportunity to watch them at the beginning of their carreers. You will most notably see the Cuban dancer Joan Boada (who then entered the San Francisco Ballet), Yukari Kami (hired in 1997 at the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève), Boyd Laud (today a principal dancer at the Opéra national du Rhin), Amilcar Moret (Ballet de Hambourg), Guennadi Nedviguine (San Francisco Ballet), among others.

Joan Boada (Papillon, Shogun, Le Corsaire)
Yukari Kami (Papillon, Esmeralda)
Boyd Lau (Shogun)
Amilcar Moret (Esmeralda)
Fernanda Tavares-Diniz (Le Corsaire, Paquita)
Jacqueline Le Huche (Paquita)
Guennadi Nedviguine (Paquita)
Troupe du Jeune Ballet de France (Pastiche)

Movie director : Jean Hennin
Music genre : Ballet

Duration : 01 h 05 min
Location : Opéra Théâtre de Massy (Massy Palaiseau, France)
Production date : 1997
Production : © 8 Productions / Vidéo Corp' / JBF-JMF