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La Danse - Opera de Paris

La Danse

La Danse - Opera de Paris

Review score: * * * * *


year: 2009

colour: yes

certificate: cert. PG

director: Frederick Wiseman

runtime: 159

UK Release Date | 23 April 2010
The Paris Opera Ballet is one of the world's great ballet companies. LA DANSE shows how a ballet company functions from administration, technical support, and classes, to the rehearsal and/or performance of seven ballets— Paquita by Pierre Lacotte, The Nutcracker by Rudolf Nureyev, Genus by Wayne McGregor, Medea by Angelin Preljocaj, The House of Bernarda Alba by Mats Ek,Romeo and Juliet by Sasha Waltz and Orpheus and Eurydyce by Pina Bausch. The film is a profile of all aspects of the ballet company, one of France’s principal cultural institutions.

Since movies are about movement, I wanted to make a movie about a group of dancers and choreographers who represent the highest level of achievement in the conscious use of the body to express feeling and thought. I have great admiration for the dancers, choreographers, administrators, and technicians at the Paris Opera Ballet and welcomed this opportunity to film them at work.
Frederick Wiseman


16/04/2010 - gregoire.godin said :

My girl friend, an ex-balerina from the National South African ballet, and I would love to see it but it does not say when and where La Danse is screaned...


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