Laurent Hilaire in In the Middle, Somewhat
elevated, with Sylvie Guillem.
This photograph comes from
Jim Fowler's Sylvie Guillem page, click here to
get a bigger photograph.
- Born in 1962.
- Studies: Paris Opera Dance School.
- Company: Paris Opera Ballet since 1980,
sujet in 1983, étoile since 1985.
- Premieres at the Paris Opera:
- Lilac Garden (Tudor)- 1985
- Before Nightfall (Nils Christe)- 1985, World premiere.
- Symphony in 3 movements ( Balanchine )- 1987
- In the Middle, Somewhat elevated (Forsythe)- 1987, world premiere.
- Four last lieder (Van Dantzig)- 1987
- Tantz-Schul (Kylian)- 1989
- In the Night (Robbins)- 1989
- Carmen (Petit)- 1990
- La Bayadère (version Nureyev)- 1992
- Le Parc (Preljocaj)- 1994, world premiere.
- IXth Symphony (Béjart)- 1996
- Musings (Kudelka)- 1997
- Casanova (Preljocaj)- 1998, world premiere
- Woundwork I (Forsythe)- 1999, world premiere
- Le rire de la lyre (Montalvo)- 1999, world premiere
- He also premiered Béjart's Episodes
with Sylvie Guillem.
- Among his best roles: Albrecht in
Giselle , Désiré in Sleeping Beauty,
Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (prod. of Nureyev),
Sonate à Trois
and Episodes (Béjart),
Theme and Variations
En Sol (In G Major)
and Dances at a gathering
(Robbins), Song of the Earth (Mac Millan)...
- Among his favorite partners:
Isabelle Guérin, Sylvie Guillem , Elisabeth Platel...
- In the 1995-96 season, he danced:
Romeo and Juliet (as Romeo),
La Bayadère (as Solor),
Theme and Variations,
Le Parc, En Sol (In G Major), maybe
The Four Seasons, IXth Symphony.
In the 1996-97 season, he danced (uncomplete list):
Notre-Dame de Paris (as Frollo),
Fall River Legend,
The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty,
Musings, La Sylphide, Dark Elegies.
In the 1997-98 season, he danced (uncomplete list):
Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quichotte,
Romeo and Juliet, L'Histoire de Manon,
Raymonda, Petrouchka, Casanova.
In the 1998-99 season, he danced (uncomplete list):
Don Quichotte, La Bayadère, In the Night,
Apollo, Swan Lake.
In the 1999-99 season, he danced/will dance (uncomplete list):
Le rire de la lyre, Sleeping Beauty.
- He was filmed in:
The Nutcracker (Nureyev after
Petipa- as Frantz, around 1986),
La Bayadère (Nureyev after Petipa- as Solor,
in 1995), Notre-Dame de Paris
(Petit- as Frollo, in 1996).