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Estelle

21-12-01, 12:42 PM (GMT)
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"Documentary about Violette Verdy"
 
   A documentary about Violette Verdy, former principal of Roland
Petit's company and of the New York City Ballet, has just been released in France: it's called "Violette and Mr B" and is by Dominique Delouche, who has already made several films about ballet dancers (Yvette Chauviré, Monique Loudières, Nina Vyroubova, Serge Peretti...) There's a page about it at the following URL:
http://www.imagidanse.fr/francais/cinematheque/cinema.html

It is shown in one cinema in Paris, the Elysees-Lincoln in the 8th arrondissement (near the Champs-Elysees). I haven't seen it yet, but hope to see it as soon as possible (unfortunately, such dance films rarely stay on the screens for a long time...) From
what I've read, the film includes several rehearsal scenes of works of Robbins ("In the Night", "Dances at a gathering") and Balanchine ("Emeralds", "Tchaikovsky pas de deux", "Sonatine",
Lieberliesder walzer") with dancers like Isabelle Guérin, Elsabeth Platel, Margaret Illmann...


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AnnWilliams

21-12-01, 04:36 PM (GMT)
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   Estelle - Many thanks for this information. The film sounds absolutely mouthwatering, and I would actually consider taking Eurostar to Paris to see it but it would be impossible this time of year. Hopefully it will be shown again later at a more convenient time.


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