Give the most sincere and personal interpretation
Taking on a new role or a new variation is always an important moment in a dancer's life.
Have you ever spent hours watching many different versions online? Do you find it difficult to make choices and impossible to know which version to dance?
If we could show you a way to end the confusion about Ballet Repertoire transmission and discover a simple preparation method that works, would you be interested? Then you will LOVE what we have prepared for you
What makes the ballets of the Repertoire so interesting, what keeps them "alive", is the richness and diversity of possible interpretations.
But you still need to know what they talk about, their theme, their timelessness, what makes them classics.
Paris Opera Ballet Principal dancer
Role preparation does not have to be difficult
Forget about watching hours of videos on Youtube confused by different choreographies and musicality.
How are we different?
There are three major problems with how most dancers prepare and are prepared:
Most preparations start right away with learning "the steps" leading to a rather dry dance on stage.
Most ballet teachers do not have access to substantial information on how the choreographer intended the piece to be, nor do they know the advice passed on to Principal dancers as they created or prepared the role.
Most of the Repertoire is perceived as outdated and the dancers and viewers focus on the primary interpretation of the story.
Technique beyond just the steps
Our Masterclasses incorporate staging elements like spacing and looks, we help you go beyond the simplistic view of what technique means.
Our Masterclasses review all interactions between the characters. We allow you to create a realistic interpretation in accord with other characters of the ballet Giselle.
Our Masterclasses present how the characters evolve in music. We enable you to elevate your dancing from a series of steps and photo-poses to a full-blown choreography appropriate for the ballet Giselle.
Relatable modern story
You have to enjoy, as a dancer, living a story that you relate to. That is what "Mastering the Repertoire" is all about: identifying with you the universal theme to reveal the modernity of a ballet as old as Giselle.
Meet the creators
An exclusive series by Jean-Guillaume Bart and Gaëlle Sadaune to enjoy a stress-free and efficient role preparation.
Paris Opera Principal dancer
Jean-Guillaume Bart has done an extensive work of research on the Repertoire, he's read for you almost everything available on Earth, watched hundred of dancers, listened to a large amount of interviews, discussed with the greatest dancers of the last few generations.
In addition, he has either danced the Repertoire during his dance career as a Principal dancer, or coached it as a repetiteur at Paris Opera or re-staged it as an international choreographer.
Jean-Guillaume generously shares his lifetime of experience so you can thrive in your own career as a dancer or a teacher.
Paris Opera Ballet School pianist
Gaëlle Sadaune fell in love with ballet when she was offered an opportunity to work as a pianist for a ballet class and has never stopped since. Over the years she has developed an innate sense of understanding the dancers' needs and how to support them in their dance.
As a professional she helps dancers understand the music simply by developing their listening skills using simple terms, and translating the music into movements. The word used the most to describe her is "magical", closely followed by "perfect".
In that sense she is a true Master of Ballet music and her approach will change your experience of ballet forever.
Premium Repertoire Masterclasses
Act 1, A game of love or deception
Grasp the modernity of the ballet Giselle to live the story on stage
Identify how you can interpret Giselle and Albrecht to make a realistic performance
Learn the nuances of the music for a refined and memorable dance
Master an efficient and truthful gaze
The four forms of gaze in dance
Practical applications for each form for male and female dancers
Improve turns and jumping turns
How to overcome a disturbing environment
Steady and fluid arabesque penchée
How to preempt the effect of fatigue
Act 2, A Twist of events
Learn the nuances of the music for a refined and memorable dance
Take in the legend of the Wilis for a more profound performance
Give depth, inspired by the music, to Myrtha, Zulme, Moyna and the other Wilis.
Understand how to dance a modern Giselle without fundamentally changing the original legend.
The secrets to interpreting Hilarion
Grasp the values of Hilarion to make a realistic and modern performance
Identify the specificities of the music accompanying Hilarion's entrances to distinguish him from other characters
Comprehend the intentions of his actions to find the right interpretation for you
Total Value: €188
I loved the session on the gaze, everything was very clear and well illustrated with examples that speak to me! I'm sure it will help me a lot in class and on stage!
Dancer in training at Stanlowa School
I'm working on Giselle variation with "Mastering the Repertoire" videos. Really, thank you for this platform that helps me so much in my daily work.
Professional dancer at Bordeaux National Ballet
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I see extracts of the Masterclasses?
I am not a dancer, is this for me?
Balletomanes are more than welcome. In our experience, such a conference dramatically changes how you watch the next performance and how you view the dancers' work.
Is there any practice or just "talk"?
The three Masterclasses are quite interactive as we will discuss in-depth the role the music plays in the ballet and you will get a chance to find your own understanding.
The Workshop of the use of the gaze is very practical: we will not discuss just the theory of using the gaze and look in ballet, we will put it in practice - demonstrated by a dancer - using examples taken from male and female identifying roles in the ballet Giselle.
How long are the Masterclasses?
The shortest is 35min and the longest is 1h50 led by Jean-Guillaume Bart and Gaëlle Sadaune. It is an in-depth analysis of the ballet and we identify for you the chapters to easily find what you are looking for.
In what language is it?
The speakers conducted the Masterclasses and workshop in French, English subtitles are provided for most viewers to understand.
How long will I have access to the recordings?
As long as you want! This is a Premium program and we are offering this bundle as a lifetime access. Meaning that you can watch it forever and as many times as needed.
You can watch it to prepare for Moyna, later for Myrtha and later for Giselle; or Hilarion and later Albrecht. That's what we wish for you!
Step on stage to live a memorable experience, and leave the audience with a memorable experience
Founder of Core de ballet
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Act 1 - a game of love or deception,
Master an efficient and truthful gaze,
Act 2 - a twist of events,
Secrets to interpreting Hilarion.