Paris’ New Dance Festival

Paris has a “new three-week festival, Les Étés de la Danse de Paris (Paris Dance Summers), which will be inaugurated with three world premieres on Tuesday by the San Francisco Ballet. Despite an intense interest in the art form, the city has lacked a summer dance festival since 2001, when it withdrew its underwriting. The Paris Opera Ballet shuts before Bastille Day and nothing in dance happens after that for both tourists and the Paris public.”