Arts & Music - Dance

Dance

* Ballet is a French speciality.

A ballet is a dance that tells a story, often as part of an opera. France’s Opéra de Paris company is known all over the world. Many other cities such as Roubaix, Marseille, Lyon and Metz have their own ballet companies.

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Opéra Garnier (Paris)
© MAE - Y-J. Chen

Ceiling of the
by Chagall
© MAE - F. Eberhardt

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Opéra de Lyon:
© MAE - F. de La Mure

* However, the French like other traditional forms of dance as well, and the farandole (from Provence) is a real favourite.

Click on the links below to find out more:

operadeparis.fr

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/farandole

Published on 16/10/2007

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