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La danse, le Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris

The Paris Opera ballet is one of the world’s great ballet companies. Frederick Wiseman has filmed all the aspects of the work and life of this cultural institutional monument.
By filming daily courses, repetitions and performances, Frederick Wiseman will highlight the French school of ballet known for its emphasis on rigourous  attention to technical perfection and precision of movement.
This new opus is part of Wiseman’s long working method, a craftsman approach to film-making entirely shaped by his own aim: that of listening to the institution as it "speaks", trying to identify the rule it lives by.

Director :
Frederick Wiseman

Camera :
John Davey

Producer :
Co-production :
Idéale Audience, Zipporah Films, Opéra national de Paris 
Le Fresnoy-Studio national des arts contemporains 
With the participation of : Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
TPS Star (France), Planète (France), YLE (Finland)
Produced by :
Françoise Gazio, Pierre-Olivier Bardet
and Frederick Wiseman

Running time :

Format :
35 mm
Super 16mm
Beta digital

Year of production :

Distributor(s) / Sales Agent(s) :
International Distribution:
Doc&Film Distribution
Sophie Dulac Distribution (France)
Showgate (Japan)

Composer(s) :
Talbot, Deru, Tchaikovski, Lanza, Deldevez
Minkus, Coleman, Berlioz, Bach, Gluck

Work(s) :
BALLETS / in rehearsal and performance :

Choreography : Wayne McGregor
Music : Joby Talbot et Deru 

Choreography : Rudolf Noureev 
Music : Piotr Ilyitch Tchaïkovski

Le songe de Médée
Choreography : Angelin Preljocaj
Music : Mauro Lanza

Choreography : Pierre Lacotte d’après Joseph Mazilier et Marius Petipa
Music : Edouard Marie Deldevez et Ludwig Minkus
Adapted by David Coleman

Roméo et Juliette
Choreography : Sasha Waltz
Music : Hector Berlioz 

La maison de Bernarda
Choreography : Mats Ek
Music : Johann Sebastian Bach

Orphée et Eurydice
Danced opera by Pina Bausch (choreography and staging)
Music : Christoph Willibald Gluck

Cast :
Etoiles :
Emilie Cozette, Aurélie Dupont, Dorothée Gilbert,
Marie-Agnès Gillot, Agnès Letestu, Delphine Moussin,
Lætitia Pujol, Kader Belarbi, Jérémie Bélingard, Mathieu Ganio, Manuel Legris, Nicolas Le Riche, José Martinez, Hervé Moreau, Benjamin Puech, Wilfried Romoli   

Ballet :
Corps de Ballet of the Paris national Opera
School of Dance of the Paris national Opera    
The Orchestra of the Paris national Opera

Festivals / Awards :
Selected at Venise Mostra 2009
César 2010 Best documentary category, Toronto Festival, 2009
Buenos Aires Documentary Festival, 2009

Photo credits :
© Idéale Audience