D-DAY NOTEBOOK: Old film, new dance recall history

June 6, 2014 7:53 PM

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BENOUVILLE, France — Historical film footage and modern interpretive dance recreated the images of World War II at D-Day’s 70th anniversary, a blend of old and new that bridged seven decades and depicted a once riven Europe as a newly unified whole.

The dance performance took place across a giant map of Europe. Near its start, dancers in black Gestapo-like uniforms sought to subdue others in overalls. Dancers in olive drab represented the landing on Normandy’s beach, moving in slow motion as many fell to the ground only to rise again to the str...

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