French dance? Yes pliés
British audiences are about to enjoy a little of what the French fancy at Dance Umbrella 2005. Merveilleux, says Donald Hutera for The Times
Brazilians go bananas doing samba. The Spanish fire up over flamenco. The Irish can lay claim to Riverdance and its countless clones. But what have the French ever done for dance?
Answers can be found in France Moves, a collection of French contemporary dance designed to delight, excite and unsettle audiences at Dance Umbrella in London. Now in its 27th year, Umbrella is the UK’s biggest annual dance festival.
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