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French street dancers fuse hip-hop with mime and circus

7 January 2013 Last updated at 20:16 GMT

French street dancers are getting ready for this year's annual hip-hop dance festival in the Parisian suburb of Suresnes.

With street dance taking central stage in the French art world alongside classical and contemporary styles, many dancers are starting to fuse elements as far-removed as mime and circus performance with some of their hip-hop moves.

Henri Astier reports.