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'Inthe Middle, Somewhat Elevated' part of the POB programme, but performed here by
Paris Opera Ballet rises to the challenges set by William Forsythe. Clement Crisp adores the dancers and finds some of the work a revelation. POB have forged an alliance with Forsythe over 12 years, which has paid dividends big time.
The great joy of the evening, though, is the splendid Pas/Parts that Forsythe made for the troupe last year. It is a cascade, a tidal-wave of dances - solos, duets, ensembles - that pour out, overlap, rush onwards, and show just what clarity and brilliancy of execution the Opera dancers can provide....it [a particular solo] also sums up the 50 years in which choreographers have sought to extend and refresh the academic language.Clement Crisp's review
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