Ballet-Théâtre Contemporain

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A short-lived company established by the French Ministry of Culture in 1968 to create modern choreography in collaboration with modern musicians and painters. Originally based in Amiens (north of Paris), it moved to Angers where in 1978 it was absorbed into the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine. Choreographers who worked with the company included Joseph Lazzini, Jean Babilée, George Skibine, Brian Macdonald, John Butler, Jacques LeCog, Lar Lubovitch, John Neumeier, and Louis Falco. Jean-Albert Cartier, the founding artistic adviser, later moved to Nancy, where he helped to establish the Ballet Théâtre Français de Nancy.

Subjects: Dance.

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