La Danse

April 13-14
La Danse (France, 2009, 159 min)

An internationally prominent film, La danse - Le ballet de l'Opéra de Paris has been featured at the 2010 London, Australia, and New Zealand film festivals. Directed by one of the world’s most renowned documentary filmmakers, Fredrick Wiseman, La Danse is a visual feast for any ballet lover. Capturing the intense rehearsals, tedious choreography, and fearless spirit of the Paris Opera Ballet, Wiseman enthralls audiences with his depiction of the dancers and their determination. In seven different ballets, the dancers’ struggle to perfect their moves becomes a triumph audience members will share. An excellent educational film of the journey to the stage, La Danse inspires.