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"Becoming Traviata" documents preparations for a stripped-down version of Verdi’s “La Traviata” which was performed at the Théâtre de l'Archevêché in Aix-en-Provence in the summer of 2011.Natalie Dessay prepares to take on the role of Violetta in this documentary about the staging of Verdi's masterwork at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France.
Set in Iran, the story follows the ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the 2009 presidential election, Afshin and some friends risk their lives and form a dance company. The group learned from videos of Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev even though the online videos are banned. Afshin and Elaheh also learn from each other and how to embrace their passion for dance and for the other.
Born in the great American West of the nineteenth century, Mary Louise Fuller dreams of art and theater. But nothing hints that this farm girl is predestined to become the glory of Parisian Belle Epoque cabarets, much less that she will dance at the Paris Opera.
Prison guard JC lives an ordered life, measured by his little routines. His only real hobby is the tango lessons he meticulously takes to keep himself properly fit for his job. One day a new student joins his class and while he's troubled by his reaction to the unknown woman, JC becomes even more so when the next day she brings her son along to prison to visit her husband and her lover.
After the death of her husband, Lilia's life revolves solely around her teenage daughter, Salma. She thinks Salma lives a "dangerous relationship" with a musician in the cabaret "Red Satin". A subversive and unsettling first long feature film.
With shooting lasting from February to June 2001, Marcel Schüpbach's film follows Maurice Béjart through the labyrinth of creating a new show, a ballet entitled “Lumière”. He let his passion for life spring up in a work that brings together the music of artists who left a deep mark on his life: Bach, Brel and Barbara.
Two men, Benigno and Marco, meet at a private clinic. Lydia, Marco's girlfriend and a bullfighter by profession, has been gored and is in a coma. It so happens that Benigno is looking after another woman in a coma, Alicia, a young ballet student. The lives of the four characters will flow in all directions, past, present and future, dragging all of them towards an unsuspected destiny.
For over ten years, La Ribot had toured the world with amazing choreography, mixing dance," live art "provocative nudity and humor. This documentary directed by Luc Peter is an intimate portrait of this incredible artist.
A sensual, fluid, hypnotic exploration of a “human sculpture”: the bodies of five dancers pass, cross, follow, intertwine with each other. A video of dance, adaptation of choreographer Gilles Jobin’s “The Moebius Strip”.
A journey into the everyday lives and sensations of Brigitte, Danielle, Hedwige, Saïd & Bertrand, who, after once being able to see, have lost their sight. From Hedwige's very last visual perceptions to Bertrand's complete lack of visual memory, the differences between the protagonists reflect the idea that blindness, like every perception, is relative.
A fast-paced film about people whose feet are their primitive and powerful instrument of artistic expression. Beginning with “bödele” in Central Switzerland, this film journeys from tap dance and flamenco to Irish dance.
Filmmaker Luc Peter accompanies acclaimed Swiss contemporary dancer and choreographer Gilles Jobin as he and his eclectic troupe of dancers work on The Moebius Strip 2001 in London and Paris. Peter’s documentary gives a fascinating insight into how an artist like Jobin works and lives.
Sara Baras, Manolo Sanlucar, Antonio Canales, José Antonio Ruiz, Aída Gómez, and Enrique Morente were summoned by Carlos Saura for his latest homage to flamenco. «Iberia» is a episodic dance movie that travels from city to city or region, covering all of Spain. The traditions of flamenco - song, music and dance is enhanced by elements of classical music, ballet and contemporary dance.