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Start of the 27th edition of the London contemporary dance festival “Dance Umbrella”
 Founded in 1978, the London contemporary dance festival “Dance Umbrella” opened for its 27th holding on Sept. 20. Hailed as Britain’s most important dance festival (Time Out), this festival offers a rich program of quality performances.
This year’s schedules calls for performances by 24 companies from Britain, France, Germany, the USA and Canada. The festival’s opening performances will be of The Room As It Was, N.N.N.N, Of Any If And and One Flat Thing, Reproduced by the Forsythe Company of Germany led by William Forsythe. Under this year’s special program titled “France Moves” there will be 10 contemporary dance productions by French artists. The program began with a duo performance by French dancer Sylvie Guillem and British choreographer Russell Maliphant and will include large-scale productions such as a Paris Opera production of Le Parc and a production of Tricodex by the Lyon Opera and Ballet Company with choreography by Philippe Decouflé.
You will find an interview of the festival’s director, Val Bourne in this month’s edition of this site.
+Dance Umbrella
Dates: Sept. 20 - Nov. 8, 2005
Venues: Sadler’s Wells Theatre, The Place Theatre, The Barbican Theatre, etc.