Wednesday, October 15, 2008

At the Menagerie de Verre


Twice a year, dancer Norio Yoshida drops by Paris's Menagerie de Verre to give ballet classes. That's an occasion I try never to miss.
His enlightening explanations (the "attitude" is a spiral, feel it in your body) are always precious. And I also enjoy being in the Balanchine studio of the Menagerie de Verre. This industrial printing press, covering 21,500 sq feet (2,000 sq meters) has been renovated and turned into a dance venue with bright airy studios, painted white. A dream space.

16 comments:

karina said...

More photos, Please!!!!

Anonymous said...

uuuuu i can hear your excitement through your words...do enjoy!!!
nancy

marie said...

sounds so inspiring!

Mary-Laure said...

KARINA - you can see GORGEOUS pics of the Wigman studio:
http://www.menagerie-de-verre.org/index_menagerie.php?rub=presentation

and the Balanchine studio:
http://www.menagerie-de-verre.org/index_menagerie.php?rub=presentation

as well as the entrance area:
http://www.menagerie-de-verre.org/index_menagerie.php?rub=presentation

LENORENEVERMORE said...

although you don't show the whole picture ( teaser you! hee*) I can only imagine the space & venue...

Will check out the site... You are so blessed, living an inspirational life indeed...

~Charmed yet again!

Hila said...

I'm so jealous of you, I can't even put into words :)

A World in a PAN said...

A dream place to dance!

limonana said...

sounds incredible...

Bonbon Oiseau said...

Sounds wonderful mary-laure and what a beautiful space...(I'm back finally and have read all your last posts--thanks again for your sweet post about our meeting--mine is coming!)

Claire, said...

Oh it sounds like a dream!

Mrs.French said...

I would so love to go...stunning.

gracia said...

Sounds every inch the dream space you described. Such an experience!

Ragged Roses said...

I love that photo, what a wonderful experience
Kimx

artycho said...

A dream place, wow, I can imagine! Still Could we have more pictures?

A Cuban In London said...

It sounds liek the Jerwood Space here in London, a lovely, magical place I have been to on many occasions and which never ceases to amaze me.

Greetings from London.

Mary-Laure said...

ARTYCHO - I will try to snap a few more pics next week. In the meantime, you can see pics on their website:

the Wigman studio:
http://www.menagerie-de-verre.org/index_menagerie.php?rub=presentation

and the Balanchine studio:
http://www.menagerie-de-verre.org/index_menagerie.php?rub=presentation

as well as the entrance area:
http://www.menagerie-de-verre.org/index_menagerie.php?rub=presentation

CUBAN IN LONDON - THANK YOU for the tip, I don't know that place! I'd love to visit it some time.