It was with great emotion that I learned of the sinister incident that, last night, appropriated the sets of the Ballet de Marseille and the Théâtre du Gymnase.I am pleased that there were no injuries.

However, it is the disappearance of a whole heritage, witness of rich hours
of the show we deplore. Sets, accessories, photos, archives,
Roland Petit and many others: it is the very memory of these places
that we have irreparably lost.

I want to assure Frédéric Flamand, Dominique Bluzet and their teams, of
all my solidarity in these difficult times.