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Inauguration of Choreographer Jiří Kylián To the Académie des beaux-arts



With my inauguration as a new member on the 13th of March 2019, the Académie des beaux-arts recognizes the importance of a new section for Choreography. This makes me obviously extremely proud, because the art of dance has been a grossly neglected art form for a considerable time.

Jiří Kylián will become member of the Académie on April 25, 2018 in the seat of painter Leonardo Cremonini.

During the ceremony which will take place in the hall of the Institut de Franc, Hugues R. Gall will announce the installation of Jiří Kylián but before inviting the latter, according to custom, will praise his predecessor.

On this occasion, William Christie, member of the section "membres libres" of the Académie des beaux-arts, will conduct the ensemble Les Arts florissants.

During this proceeding, Her Royal Highness Caroline, Princess de Hanover will hand over the sword to the academician.

photo: Dasa Wharton