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2017: a year of anniversaries

The École de Danse celebrates 30 years since it set up in Nanterre, and the 40th anniversary of its "Demonstrations" — By Aliénor de Foucaud

Festivities are the order of the day at the École de Danse. The Gala of the 21st century dance schools was staged during the spring of this year, and the celebrations continue in the latter part of the year. The 30th anniversary of the Nanterre building, a venue for the performing arts designed and built by the architect Christian de Portzamparc, was celebrated on 20 and 21 October, while the 40th anniversary of the "Demonstrations" is taking place in December. This annual event is an occasion for Elisabeth Platel, Director of the École de Danse, to look back over an education with a difference.    

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