Allan Ulrich writes about San Francisco Ballet’s trip to Paris (opening today) for the New York Times:

” AMERICAN dancers – an entire company of them – are descending on Paris this week, and while they will perform to Gershwin, it is not for a remake of “An American in Paris.”

Instead they will be there for a new three-week festival, Les ?t?s de la Danse de Paris (Paris Dance Summers), which will be inaugurated with three world premieres on Tuesday by the San Francisco Ballet.

The festival will happen not in a Paris culture palace but outdoors, in the Marais district. As posters in M?tro stations have proclaimed for months, the San Francisco Ballet will be the sole attraction at Les ?t?s de la Danse. As with any outdoor event, weather may be a problem, but the festival’s director, Val?ry Colin, said: “I will take the risk. Helgi is worth it.” ”

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