In situ, behind the scenes at the Opéra de Paris
In situ, behind the scenes at the Opéra de Paris,
by Pierre-Elie de Pibrac
Published by Clémentine de la Féronnière
Texts by Benjamin Millepied, Brigitte Lefèvre, Nicolas Le Riche, Aurélie Dupont, Eleonora Abbagnato, Isabella Ciaravola, Amandine Albisson, members
of the Corps de Ballet, Arnaud Dreyfus, Gilles Djéraouane, Olivier Ponsoye.
Approximatively 250 photographs printed on duotone paper and 50 photographs printed in colour.
368 pages – size of the book : 24 X 32,5cm
Clothbound hardcover with tipped-in image, and ribbon page-marker
Bilingual French/ English
This impressive art book presents an original vision of the ballet corps of the Opéra de Paris seen through the lens of Pierre-Elie de Pibrac. A first chapter of black and white photographs tells the everyday life of a corps de ballet, from the rehearsal rooms to the stage, throughout an entire season.
Together with quotes from some of the greatest names in ballet dancing – Aurélie Dupont, Nicolas Le Riche, Eleonora Abbagnato, Benjamin Millepied... – ,
Pierre-Elie de Pibrac's photographic essay offers an innovative and timeless testimony of life at the Palais Garnier.
Finally the photographer produced two series in colour – purely artistic – , in order to
convey the emotion felt “In Situ”.
The quality of the printing, the texture of the cover, the quality of the paper and the ribbon page marker will delight not only photography and dance enthusiasts, but also those lovers of Paris, curious to explore the secrets of the Palais Garnier.
Photographer : Pierre-Elie de Pibrac
Exhibition : In situ