FRANCE: Le Wild West

Sedate Parisians strolling in the Bois one day last fortnight were startled by unfamiliar sounds: the music of ukuleles and harmonicas, wild cries of "Yipee! Yipee!" Drawn by these noises into the Bagatelle Polo Grounds, they saw about 30 young men & women in outlandish foreign dress—broad-brimmed hats and broad-legged pants, loudly checked shirts and brass-studded belts. They were riding horses and twirling ropes.

What the strollers witnessed was the first big show of the three-year-old Club de Lasso. Founded by Serbian-born Artist Paul Coze Dabija, who is a student of Red Indian lore,...

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