French opera and ballet chief dies

Dance sites are reporting the death on Sunday of Jean-Albert Cartier, a formidable organiser who founded the Ballet Theatre Francais in Nancy, the Festival d’Anjou, and the summer academy Europe Danse in Grasse.

Born in Marseille in 1930, he was the founding director of the Chatelet theatre through the 1980s, general administrator of the Paris Opera 1989-91 and, from 1994 general director at the Opera in Nice.

Until 1999 he was president of Unesco’s International Dance Institute.

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