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Former Director of the Ballet du Capitole 


On 1 February 2011, Kader Belarbi was appointed Director of Dance at the Théâtre du Capitole. He took up his post as Director of Dance on 1 August 2012. He was director of the Ballet du Capitole from 2012 to 2023. 

Over the course of ten seasons, he has built up a new repertoire for the Ballet du Capitole, with 63 new “entrées au the repertoire“including 36 revivals of ballets and 27 creations with the coming of 36 choreographers. Kader Belarbi let the dancers capture the diversity of dance styles, to feed their dance.

The Ballet du Capitole is a ballet "of today", where dance is fed by a dialogue between arts, periods and styles. Ballet's vocation is to illustrate the repertoire’s great classical works at the highest level, with all the demands imposed by respect for tradition. However, its vocation is also to present works that have been revisited, imaginary works and more personal writings with that same degree of rigour. I love the idea of movement and motion and I've sought to establish a way of communicating and sharing around the creation, reception and spread of choreographic works. 

It is with the spirit and work of an artist that I have sought to build a radiant identity for the Ballet du Capitole, centring on a team and a theatre, so that the art of dance can participate fully in life.

                                                                                                             Kader Belarbi

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