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Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:November 8, 2002
Running time:100 minutes
Cast:Paris Opera Ballet
Director:Nils Tavernier
Producer:Frederic Bourboulon, Agnes Le Pont
Writer:Nils Tavernie
Distributor:First Run Pictures

Description: A look inside the daunting and hierarchical universe of the Paris Opera Ballet. It's a world built around a demanding and total passion, where the notions of work and perfection are taken to their extremes. The chronicle celebrates the legacy of the Paris Opera Ballet by weaving together rehearsals and tour snapshots of classical ballets such as 'Swan Lake' and 'La Sylphide' and contemporary works such as Maurice Bejart's 'Ninth Symphony', Jiri Kylian's 'Doux Mensonge' (Sweet Lies) and Pierre Darde's 'Orison'. Tavernier endeavors to understand the psychology of dance by talking candidly with some of the biggest stars in dance today: choreographers Kylian and Bejart, and the company's principal dancers including Elisabeth Platel, on the evening of her final performance, and the rising star Marie-Agnes Gillot. Opera house management, longtime teachers, young students and the company's established stars also give perspectives on how and why they endure the emotional and physical hardship of their profession and their drive to be on stage--lending insight into the performers' work and their inner motivation.

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