June 2010 Paris Events

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June 2010 Paris Events
I rode my bicycle across Paris the other day and was reminded of what a true pleasure it is to be alive in such a glorious city! Paris has its own heartbeat, its own soul. If you love Paris as I do, chances are you might even breathe a bit easier when you arrive. The abundance of culture in Paris and the accessibility of this city’s treasures of art, artists and incredible musicians make my job much more enjoyable when helping clients plan their time in the City of Light. Although you get to look forward to long summer days as the Summer Solstice approaches, you will be well tempted to head indoors this month—because there is definitely a lot on offer!   Opera, Ballet and Theatre Performance Palais Garnier – www.operagarnier.fr Kaguyahime – Choreographer Jiri Kylián, June 11th – July 15th A ballet in the form of traditional Japanese dance interwoven with western music, this ballet is meant to explore moods and emotions that shape our world. La Petite Danseuse de Degas – Choreographer Patrice Bart  June 26th – July 13th Bringing Degas’ famous statuettes to life, this ballet brings the infamous Chat de Noir and backstage world of ballet dancers to life before your eyes. La Donna Del Lago, Conductor Roberto Abbado – June 14th – July 10th Considered Rossini’s most romantic opera, the story unfolds in Scotland.  However, the true crowd pleaser of this performance will be the return of Juan Diego Florez to the Paris Opéra.  Monsieur Florez has been hailed as the greatest Rossini tenor of our times.   Chatelet Theatre – www.chatelet-theatre.com Les Miserables – Performed in English – through the month of June, closes July 4th Les Mis is celebrating 25 years as it rolls into Paris.  There are still incredible seats available for this classic tale of those to dreamed a dream…   Théatre de la Ville – www.theatredelaville-paris.com Savion Glover, Bare Sounds – June 9th – 13th Child prodigy tap dancer Savion Glover takes command of the Paris stage with some of the top tap dancers and performers of current day Ana Laguna & Mikhail Baryshnikov, Three Solos and A Duet – June 15th – 20th Organised in honour of Les Etés  de la Danse de Paris, two of the greatest icons of dance in modern time perform a piece specially choreographed by Swedish choreographer, Mats Ek.   Opéra Bastille – www.operagarnier.fr Die Walküre, Conductor Philippe Jordan – through June 29th This opera is the second of four operas that tell a story called, Der Rings des Nibelungen, this opera highlights what some consider the best of Wagner’s music.  This is a love story in the throws of a doomed hero and the one he believes to be his soul mate. The Cunning Little Vixen, Conductor Michael Schonwandt – June 25th – July 12th Said to be inspired by the a cartoon, this opera brings to life the life of the forest.  The story unveils the circle of life as seen through the creatures that live in the forest. The Paris Choral Society, Choeurs d’Opéra – June 8th and 9th American Cathedral in Paris – www.americancathedral.org   Art Exhibitions The Louvre – www.museedulouvre.fr The Motais de Narbonne Collection – through June 21st Francois Morellet, L’Esprit d’Escalier – through June 21st Joseph Kosuth, Neither Appearance Nor Illusion – through December 31st Méroé, Un Empire sur le Nil – through September 6th   Musée d’Orsay – www.musee-orsay.fr Crime and Punishment – through June 27th Meijer de Haan, the Hidden Master – through June 20th Photography, Not Art – through June 20th   Grand Palais – www.grandpalais.fr Turner and His Painters – through May 24th The Way of Tao, Another Way of Being – through July 5th What the Dinosaurs Ate – through September 1st   Maison Europeenne de la Photographie – www.mep-fr.org Philippe Perrin, Haut en Court – through June 13th Mimmo Jodice, Retrospective 1960-2010 – through June 13th Antoine Poupel, Zingaro – through June 13th Sérvulo Esmeraldo, Les Excitables – through June 13th Michale von Graffenried, Outing – through June 13th   Exhibitions opening  June 23rd Photographie  de la Nouvelle Russie – through August 29th Anna et Bernhard  Blume – through August 29th Aki  Kuroda, Cosmogarden New York City – through August 29th Un Elève de l’Ecole Cantonale d’Art  de Lausanne – through August 29th Holger Trulzsch – through August 29th   Pinacothèque de Paris – www.pinacotheque.com Edvard Munch – The Anti-Scream – through July 18th   Musée du Quai Branly – www.quaibranly.fr The Making of Images – through July 17th Autres Maitres de l’Inde – through July 18th 10 Years of the Pavillon des Sessions – through July 26th Fleuve Congo – Opens June 22nd through October 3rd   Musée  Marmottan – www.marmottan.com Women Painters and Fairs at the Time of Proust, from Madeleine Lemaire to Berthe Morisot – through June 6th Centre Georges Pompidou – www.centrepompidou.fr Dreamlands – through August 9th Sarkis Passages – through June 21st Lucian Freud l’Atelier – through July 19th   Institut du Monde Arabe – www.imarabe.org Orient –Hermès, honouring Leila Menchari – through June 6th   Musée des Arts et Decoratifs – www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr Le Lalanne, honouring Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne – through July 4th History of Ideal Contemporary Fashion: Volume 70-80 – through October 10th Animail – through November 30th   Musée  Jacquemart-André – www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com El Greco – Dalì, The Great Spanish Masters, The Pérez Simón Collection – through August 1st   La Maison Rouge – www.lamaisonrouge.org Jean de Maximy – opening June 12th through September 26th Voyage dans ma Tête – opening June 12th through September 26th Peter Buggenhout – opening June 12th through September 26th   Petit Palais -Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris Rétrospective Yves…
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