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Dance review: 3e Étage tosses formality away for an evening of fun and creepiness

Friday, August 5, 2011
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The Paris Opera Ballet is the oldest ballet company in the world. It originated ballet’s foundation and codified its form. And residing at the Palais Garnier, it remains a bastion of classicism. That’s why the street-art savvy and downright silliness of 3e Étage: Soloists and Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet is a jolt. The company of young dancers, making its U.S. premiere, is hardly what one would expect from the opera house artists....

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