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Dance chemistry

In rehearsal with Sol León and Paul Lightfoot — By Aliénor de Foucaud

Two ballets created by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, resident choreographs at the Nederlands Dans Theater Company, enter the Paris Opera Ballet repertoire. The duo León/Lightfoot, whose choreographic language combines rapid-fire movements and fixed poses, has now created about fifty works. From erratic and dreamlike pictures in Sleight of Hand to spontaneous injunctions in Speak for Yourself, these works tend to reflect each person’s individuality and question the concept of alterity. 

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