Dutch National Ballet Academy students take part in Gala in Paris on 17 April

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The "Gala des Écoles de danse du XXIe siècle" will take place in Paris on 17 April. Students from various international institutes will have the chance to perform on the famous stage of Palais Garnier.

The Dutch National Ballet Academy is represented with 5 Tangos by Hans van Manen. This choreography is still one of the most danced and acclaimed works by the grand master of Dutch dance, set to five tangos by the 'king of tango nuevo', Astor Piazzolla.

The Pas de Quatre from the 5 Tangos is danced in Paris by the final-year students of the Academy's Associate Degree: Gabrielle Brett, Annabelle Eubanks, Adran Lugan-Manzano, Devon Luxton. The spectacular boys' solo will be danced by Raul Izquierdo.

For this special occasion, the Paris Opera Ballet School (POBS) invites: The Canada's National Ballet School / L'École nationale de ballet du Canada (Toronto), The Dutch National Ballet Academy (Amsterdam), La Fondazione Accademia Teatro alla Scala (Milan), The School of the Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier (Hamburg), The San Francisco Ballet School, The Royal Ballet School (London), The Royal Danish Ballet School (Copenhagen).

Opera Palais Garnier © Alexander Hoernigk (via Wikimedia Commons)