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#1 volcanohunter

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 10:38 AM

This is a brief report from French television about the pupils, or as they put it, the "petits rats," of the Vaganova school.

http://tf1.lci.fr/in...tersbourg-.html

#2 rg

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 10:46 AM

interesting, the clips concentrate on young men's classes; can anyone familiar with Paris tradition confirm that 'petit rat' is used for male as well as female pupils?
i assumed it was coined for female pupils and remained a 'term' for these pupils. but maybe it came to mean all pupils, male, as well as female as time marched on...

#3 Azulynn

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 02:05 PM

Yes, rg, "petit rats" means both male and female pupils - there is no difference. I don't know if it has changed over the years though.

#4 Hans

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 05:55 PM

I am surprised at the relative laxity of the dress code...even KAB is more strict.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 01:19 AM

When I click it does not work - anyone else having this problem?!

#6 vrsfanatic

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:12 AM

No Joseph, it worked for me. :wink:

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:39 AM

Beautiful! Thanks, volcanohunter. How great to see really top-level camera work and intellligence devoted to a topic which might be considered rather abstruse for the majority of viewers... even in a country as cultured as France. The videography was almost as good as in the preceding 30-second mascara commercial. :wink:


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