France: Dirty Dancing, Ma Cherie?

Dirty Dancing, Ma Cherie?

"After the new chastity, it's a return to sin," proclaimed the French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur. It is the lambada, a sensuous dance that sets the pelvis-to-pelvis physicality of Dirty Dancing to a steamy Brazilian beat. Spawned on the northeast coast of Brazil, the lambada has swept through France this summer. A soda commercial showing young bodies entwined in a lambada frenzy was an instant hit, and Lambada, a song that served as the ad's sound track, has sold more than 1 million copies.

The lambada is especially hot along the Cote d'Azur, where touring Brazilian dancers are showing French vacationers...

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