Gala Hope – Dance for Research

On 6 February, the Casino de Paris hosted the second Hope Gala.

An exceptional evening that brought together the great names of French and international dance, in aid of research at the Institut de Myologie.

Proceeds from the Gala will be donated to the Institut de Myologie Association.

Initiated by Laura Arend, dancer and choreographer, and Charlotte Ranson, dancer at the Opéra de Paris, this ballet, specially conceived for this unique evening, brought together prestigious contemporary and classical dance artists to perform original artistic creations and extracts from famous masterpieces.

« We use our bodies to communicate, to take people on journeys, to make them dream. What if, for one evening, we could get together to do just that for children, their families and research! » emphasizes Laura Arend.



  • Jeanne Balibar in a solo performance choreographed by Charlotte Ranson
  • Marie-Agnès Gillot, Étoile of the l’Opéra de Paris, in a solo choreographed by Laura Arend
  • Alice Renavaud, Étoile de l’Opéra de Paris in L’Annonciation by Angelin Prejlocaj
  • Léonore Baulac, Étoile of the l’Opéra de Paris in a classic pas de deux from the Répertoire
  • Dancers from the Ballet de Biarritz in a choreography by Thierry Malandain
  • Solo by and with Johanna Faye
  • World premiere of Mourad Merzouki by the Compagnie KÄFIG
  • choreography by Damien Jalet 
  • Extract from the play LEON by Laura Arend with the dancers from the L.A.C. Company
  • Marion Motin and the dancers from the Collectif Les Autres 






Trailer du spectacle, réalisé par Cédric Klapisch