Passing away of Mr Attilio Labis

With great sadness, The board of the Serge Lifar Foundation announce the loss of Attilio Labis who died on January 26, 2022 at the age of 86.

He will remain the unforgettable interpreter of Icarus, by Serge Lifar, in the 1962 production whose sets were created by Picasso.

He was also Chairman of the Board of the Serge Lifar Foundation.




Tribute to Claude Bessy

Suite en blanc

Palais Garnier – on 19 April 2023 at 7:30 pm

A major figure in ballet around the world, the Etoile dancer Claude Bessy was director of the Paris Opera’s School of Dance from 1973 to 2004. During these years, she thoroughly renewed the teaching , created the Démonstrations de l’Ecole de Danse, inaugurated the annual shows at the Palais Garnier as well as the performances on tour. On the occasion of his 90th birthday, the students of the School are devoting an exceptional evening to him. Learn more