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Tricolore at PNB: Athletic, French, Minimal to the Max

by Rich Smith Well, I guess the kissing wasn't French. Angela Sterling Pacific Northwest ballet kicked off its fall season with Tricolore, a tripartite ballet featuring two pieces from Benjamin Millepied and one from George Balanchine. You might know Millepied for being Natalie Portman's husband. But you also might know him for choreographing the dance scenes in Black Swan, or for his tenure as artistic director of The Paris Opera Ballet, a company that's 115 years older than the United States.
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