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© Martin Bureau, AFP | French dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied in Paris on May 9, 2014

Video by FRANCE 24

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Latest update : 2016-02-04

Star choregrapher Benjamin Millepied said Thursday he was quitting Paris Opera Ballet after little over a year in charge of one of the world's greatest ensembles.

The former dancer – who is married to Hollywood actress Natalie Portman – had faced stiff resistence to his plans to radically reform the institution, a bastion of classical ballet tradition.

"I have decided to end my time as director of dance," he said in a statement, adding that he wanted to "concentrate 100 percent on creating" rather than on administration.

(AFP)

Date created : 2016-02-04

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