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"To this unprecedented health crisis, we are all vulnerable," sadly deplores Cadet Belarbi, director of the Ballet du Capitole in Toulouse.

The choreographer relayed Monday, via his Instagram account, the announcement of the new postponement of his world creation,


, inspired by the life of the painter.

This decision follows the positive screening of one of the dancers, which occurred on Tuesday, October 20 and which led the health authorities to place the entire ballet in quarantine.

“The ARS […] estimated that the virus could be transmitted or have been transmitted during lessons, where wearing a mask is not compulsory.

During the rehearsals on stage, all the dancers even the stars made their variations with the mask, ”explains Cadet in the columns of

Le Figaro


And this week of delay in rehearsals, even if they continued on video, does not allow honoring the first performances scheduled for November 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 in Toulouse.

A first in Albi?

In a press release, the Théâtre du Capitole offers spectators to exchange their tickets for another ballet, because


will only be rescheduled for the 2021/2022 season.

The other two options are to be reimbursed or to donate tickets “in support of the cultural sector”.

[Cancellation Toulouse-Lautrec] We are forced to postpone once again, for health reasons, the…

Posted by Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse on Monday, October 26, 2020

But there is still hope to see


de Belarbi this season.

The representations of 13 and 14 on the National Stage of Albi, the birthplace of the painter of Montmartre, are for the moment maintained.

Subject to new health restrictions to be announced.


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