July 2010 Paris Events

July 2010 Paris Events
The longest day of the year has come and gone in Paris – and it will only get better as the summer rolls on!  July is a fantastic time to find yourself in Paris! The champagne-coloured sky of a Parisian sunset invites you to lose yourself completely to the beauty of this magnificent city. Take a stroll along the Seine or ching your glasses on a sun-filled terrace as you watch the world drift by. And if you have to head indoors here are a few good reasons to do so…   Opera, Ballet and Theatre Performances Palais Garnier Kaguyahime – Choreographer Jiri Kylián, through 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, through 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, through 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 Les Miserables – Performed in English , closes July 4th Les Mis is celebrate 25 years as it rolls into Paris.  There are still incredible seats available for this classic tale of those to dreamed a dream… Les Etes de la Danse de Paris, Novosirbirsk Ballet Company, Directed by Igor Zelensky , July 7th – 24th The festival, Summer of Dance in Paris, features the Novosibirsk Ballet company for the first time since 1967.  A variety of performances are on the agenda, including Balanchine Evening, Swan Lake and La Bayadere. Opéra Bastille The Cunning Little Vixen, Conductor Michael Schonwandt, through 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. Art Exhibitions The Louvre Antoine Watteau and the Art of Engraving, opens July 8th – October  11th Roads of Arabia, Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, opens July 7th – September 27th Joseph Kosuth, Neither Appearance Nor Illusion – through December 31st Méroé, Un Empire sur le Nil – through September 6th Musée d’Orsay Photography Not Art, through September 1st Grand Palais The Way of Tao, Another Way of Being – through July 5th What the Dinosaurs Ate – through September 1st Maison Europeenne de la Photographie 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 Edvard Munch – The Anti-Scream – through August 8th Musée du Quai Branly 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 – through October 3rd Musée Marmottan Monet et l’Abstraction – through September 26th Centre Georges Pompidou Lucian Freud l’Atelier – through July 19th Etienne-Martin, Collections of the Centre Pompidou – through September 23rd Valérie Jouve – through September 13th Musée des Arts et Decoratifs 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 El Greco – Dalì, The Great Spanish Masters, The Pérez Simón Collection – through August 1st La Maison Rouge Jean de Maximy – through September 26th Voyage dans ma Tête – through September 26th Peter Buggenhout – through September 26th Petit Palais -Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris Rétrospective Yves Saint Laurent – through August 29th Au Pays des Musées – through July 18th Centre Nationale du Costume  de Scène Vestiare de Divas  de Maria Callas à Dalida – through December 31st Musée d’Histoire Natural  du Havre Chauves-souris – through October 24th Très Toucher & Touche Atout – through October 24th Music Venues – Highlights of July Salle Pleyel 3   The Fitzcarraldo Sessions 4   Let It Be, Live 8   The Divine Comedy Special Solo Show, with Alela Diane Duo L’Olympia 1 Al Jarreau 7    Iggy and the Stooges 9    Al Green 12, 13   Crosby, Stills & Nash 19   Tori Amos 22   Erykay Badu Bercy 1         Stevie Wonder Le Zenith 8   Earth, Wind & Fire 13   Plateau Cubain La Flèche d’Or (concerts are held here almost nightly) 1         Melanie Pain & Girlfriends 2         Kid Bombardos 3         The Oscillation 9     Here We Go Magic 10   Starboard Silent Side 16, 17 B.S.(P) Part 1 & 2 21    Wavves Casino de Paris 11   Place Bertin 12    Natalie Cole Elysée-Montmartre 4         Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 9     Missy Elliot 13 Capleton La Cigale 3  Corrine Bailey Rae 5         Drake 9    Charlotte Gainsbourg 10   Michael Franks 26    They Dandy Warhols Paris Events in July The Great Paris Treasure Hunt 3 A free event open to all that is aimed at promoting a new kind of tourism in Paris.  An unusual way to explore the City of Light Paris Festival of Cinema 3-13 Over 75,000 people participated in the Paris Cinema IFF last year.  This is a film festival for all kinds of audiences and Japan is this year’s highlight with over 100 films Musée Marmottan 6 Nocturne Musicale, concert by the Quatour Amedeo Modigliani   7:30pm Bal des Pompiers – Fireman’s Ball in Paris 13, 14 The firehouses open their doors to the public and discos abound for the Fireman’s Ball.  Most firehouses are free to enter, although some will charge a cover fee to come in and join the party.  It is a fantastic night to honour and celebrate the Pompiers of Paris! Bastille Day 14 The country of France celebrates its national holiday with a parade down the Champs Elysées…

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