Australian Ballet returns to Paris after 43 years

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The Australian Ballet will be in Paris in September for a rare performance combining a classical troupe with the contemporary indigenous Bangarra Dance Theatre.

14 August 2008

PARIS - The Australian Ballet returns to Paris for the first time in 43 years in September for a rare performance combining a classical troupe with the contemporary indigenous Bangarra Dance Theatre.

The last time Australia's busiest ballet company visited Paris was in 1965 when it performed "Raymonda" starring Dame Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev.

The company's 30th international tour begins in Paris and then goes on to London and Manchester.

In both London and Paris, where the company performs at a top venue, the Theatre du Chatelet, the schedule features both classical and contemporary indigenous companies dancing to Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring".

The Paris leg is from 29 September to 4 October, with London performances at Sadler's Wells from 7 to 11 October and Manchester performances at The Lowry from 14 to 18 October.

[AFP / Expatica]

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