Escalator Dancing at Centre Pompidou

I’ve always envied how skateboarders and parkour athletes can transform urban landscapes into their personal playgrounds. While I may lack their prowess and skills, I do have dance experience on my side. While taking the many flights of escalators up to the contemporary art galleries of Centre Pompidou in Paris, my sister and I decided to put all those years of ballet and jazz training to good use. Here’s a tip: wait until there’s a gap in the line up so you have ample space to perform (and embarrass yourself a little less).

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Lara Dalinsky
Lara Dalinsky

Lara was instilled with the travel bug at an early age and has visited over 25 countries. Her mother’s job as a flight attendant enabled a childhood of exploring the world. She recently relocated to Seoul, South Korea, where she hopes to explore some of Asia for the next couple of years. In addition to being the founding editor of En Route Traveler, Lara also works as a freelance Art Director in graphic design. In her spare time, she instructs high-energy Zumba dance classes, contributes as a Local Expert to AFAR, enjoys vegetarian cuisine, dabbles in photography and, of course, travels as much as possible.


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