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From week's end to week's end it was one continuous gala in Monastier; people spent the day in the wine-shops, and the drum or the bagpipes led on the bourrees up to ten at night.
Essays of Travel Robert Louis Stevenson 1872
Benjamin Millipied was more linear in his interpretation of Steve Reich's minimalist score in "3 Movements," tracing the ongoing musical patterns with bourrees and filling a particularly lovely duet with the stops and starts and directional changes that Mr. Reich favors in his compositional technique.
In this Michel Fokine classic (staged by Stanton Welch's mom, Marilyn Jones), Bears 'floaty arms and gentle but quietly desperate bourrees said as much as her face; it's a role she was born to dance.
chron.com Chronicle 2009