Paris Opera Ballet

La Danse: Le Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris

Excerpt from the Film: Rehearsing Paquita

Watch multiple rehearsals including the male corps de ballet, dancer Mathilde Froustey from corps de ballet, 4 female dancers, and dancers Melanie Hurel and Muriel Zusperreguy all rehearsing Paquita choreographed by Pierre Lacotte (from Joseph Mazilier and Marius Petipa).

La Danse: Le Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris

Excerpt from the Film: Rehearsing with Wayne McGregor

In this clip from La Danse: Le Ballet de l’Opera de Paris, watch a rehearsal of Genus by Wayne McGregor. Choreographer Wayne McGregor and an assistant ballet master watch dancers Marie-Agnes Gillot and Benjamin Pech, with McGregor giving his notes on their performance.

La Danse: Le Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris

Excerpt from the Film: A Meeting of Creative Minds

In an excerpt from La Danse: Le Ballet de l’Opera de Paris, witness a meeting between Director of Dance, Brigitte Lefevre, and choreographer Emanuel Gat. Lefevre explains the process of creating new work with the Paris Opera Ballet and offers examples of how they handled casting for a piece by Mats Ek.

La Danse: Le Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris

Production Credits

LA DANSE Le Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris Credits Director: Frederick Wiseman Photography: John Davey Sound: Frederick Wiseman Editors: Frederick Wiseman, Valérie Pico Sound Editors: Hervé Guyader Mix: Emmanuel Croset Second Camera, Paquita: Dick Pope Camera Assistants: James Bishop, Mark Puffett, Mathias Sabourdin, Frédérique Saj Assistant Editor: Nathalie Vigneres Producers: Françoise Gazio, Pierre-Olivier Bardet— Idéale […]

La Danse: Le Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris

Preview the Film

Frederick Wiseman’s performance-documentary, La Danse – Le Ballet de l’Opera de Paris, provides an inside look at the French ballet company known for perfection and precision, The Paris Opera Ballet. The film airs for GREAT PERFORMANCES June 16, 2010 at 9 p.m. (check local listings).