A moving and highly symbolic scene.

This Tuesday evening, the dancers and dancers of the Kiev City Ballet were applauded and applauded at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, reports the 

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At the end of a performance involving Ukrainian artists and dancers from the Paris Opera ballet, the entire audience stood up and applauded the troupe for a long time.

In the audience, several people also waved Ukrainian flags, in honor of the country attacked since the end of February by Russia.

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An unlimited residence in Paris

Facing a full house still standing, the dancers then sang the Ukrainian anthem, a huge blue and yellow flag projected behind them on the stage.

On March 3, Paris granted the residency to the Kiev City Ballet, unable to return to Ukraine because of the war.

"These artists will create and create is an act of resistance that says [...] 'Here we continue to see high and far, to pose culture as a peaceful weapon'", declared Parisian mayor Anne Hidalgo in the evening.

All profits from the March 8 performance were donated to the NGO Acted and the Red Cross, which operate in Ukraine.

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