At Lyon’s Dance Festival, a Pageant Takes Conceptual Spins on a Theme to Joyful Extremesmore...
by JOHN ROCKWELL for the New York Times
published: September 19, 2006
Unlike the professional companies on the Biennale’s formal schedule, the groups in the Défilé come from the neighborhoods of Lyon and, by now, from increasingly far-flung regional cities. The dancers vary in age, race and talent, but they all promenade with spirit. Each group chooses a professional choreographer, the Biennale approves, and the city and region and commercial partners kick in the financial support, about $1 million this year.