Ismene Brown

An American in Paris

Plus: how Richard Alston Dance Company is finally winning me over

Paris Opera Ballet plays hard to get. It doesn’t deign to travel all the way over here, thanks to a combination of exorbitant expense and a languid disdain for the little Britons with their Johnny-come-lately ballet tradition (not even one century old, let alone three and a half).

So if the mountain won’t come to Mahomet, it behoves Mahomet to go to the mountain.

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