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La danse - Le ballet de l'Opéra de Paris
La danse - Le ballet de l'Opéra de Paris
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LA DANSE - LE BALLET DE L'OPÉRA DE PARIS

Directed by Frederick Wiseman
France, United States, 2009
Documentary

Synopsis

Entering the bowels of the Palais Garnier, Frederick Wiseman follows, during twelve weeks, the production of seven ballets by the world-renowned Paris Opera Ballet. From rehearsal studios to costume rooms to administrative offices, La Danse navigates through the whole structure of the institution.

Synopsis

Entering the bowels of the Palais Garnier, Frederick Wiseman follows, during twelve weeks, the production of seven ballets by the world-renowned Paris Opera Ballet. From rehearsal studios to costume rooms to administrative offices, La Danse navigates through the whole structure of the institution.

Our take

From the unparalleled documentarian Frederick Wiseman — undeniably one of the greatest living filmmakers — comes this behind-the-scenes look at how an organisation operates as an interdependent “organic whole,” the work done from the top down and from the bottom up, to keep the art alive.