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Danse, La - The Paris Opera Ballet

Synopsis
One of America’s most respected documentary filmmakers, Frederick Wiseman, presents a glimpse into the inner workings of the respected ballet company, The Paris Opera Ballet. Wiseman and his camera crew travelled to France and watched from the sidelines as the company’s choreographers and dancers (among them Emilie Cosette, Aurélie Dupont, Marie-Agnès Gillot, Benjamin Pech, Laetitia Pujol, and Wilfried Romoli) worked out the details of the major pieces for their 2008 programme. In addition to the dancers honing their craft, Wiseman trains his eye on the people backstage who help make the ballet a reality, from the artistic directors and financiers who raise the funds to pay for the production to the stage crew who build the sets and the cleaning crew who sweep up after the show.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2009
Subjects
Dance; Drama
Keywords
dance performance; documentary films; Paris Opera Ballet; ballet companies; theatrical productions

Credits

Director
Frederick Wiseman

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
152 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

Soda Pictures

Email
info@sodapictures.com
Web
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Phone
020 7377 1407
Address
17 Blossom Street
London
E1 6PL

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