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Dance

Millepied’s final spring programme for the Paris Opera Ballet is brazenly American

Plus: how Richard Alston Dance Company is finally winning me over

9 April 2016

9:00 AM

9 April 2016

9:00 AM

Ratmansky/Balanchine/ Robbins/Peck

Paris Opera Ballet

Richard Alston Dance Company

Sadler’s Wells, and touring until 10 May

Paris Opera Ballet plays hard to get. It doesn’t deign to travel all the way over here, thanks to a combination of exorbitant expense and a languid disdain for the little Britons with their Johnny-come-lately ballet tradition (not even one century old, let alone three and a half).

So if the mountain won’t come to Mahomet, it behoves Mahomet to go to the mountain.

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