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May 29th, 2009, 12:49 PM
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Going to Paris soon and love dance and/or Proust?

I am Paris now and just got home from the ballet. I am not a huge dance fan but am a huge Proust fan and I was dazzled. Whether you want to see a how the Ballet de l´Opéra interprets À la recherche du temps perdu or you love dance or you want to experience an evening in the Palais Garnier, if you are headed to Paris soon by all means go.

I was a bit dubious during parts of the first act--some of it seemed a bit literal and sorta hamfisted to me. It was also very, very hot in there. However, like the novels themselves, the whole production grew on me; the more I saw and heard, the more I wanted.

I will do some sort of trip report when I return. But if you will be in Paris soon, try to see Proust ou les intermittences du coeur if you can.
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May 29th, 2009, 12:51 PM
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Wow! The mind boggles at thinking of ways to depict such an overwhelmingly verbal work of art in such a non-verbal medium.
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May 29th, 2009, 12:58 PM
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Nikki, it was pretty crazy.

Once I figure out the program I can let you know what I was supposed to think was happening. I don´t remember Nude Orgy Scene from the novels, but then I haven´t finished them all. Probably a metaphor.
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May 29th, 2009, 01:08 PM
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Weren't you just in Rome, and now another trip to Paris already?

Enjoy the rest of your time there!
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