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Demonstrations of the Ecole de Danse

by Robert Abrams
December 5, 2004
Paris, OT (France)

Demonstrations of the Ecole de Danse

Paris, France

Robert Abrams
December 5, 2004

I attended a student dance demonstration at the National Opera of Paris, under the direction of Elisabeth Platel. The Palais Garnier is a wonderfully ornate setting with intricate carvings covered in gold. There are four tiers of boxes which make a large space feel intimate.

The students gave graceful performances under the direction of their teachers to the accompaniment of a pianist. They showed off spins and leaps, pirouettes and plies. A few representative pictures from some of the classes that performed follow below.






















































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