Synopsis

On 25th May 2011 the world renowned Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris presented Rain, its first ever performance of a choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes followed the process from the auditions to the opening performance. The documentary focuses on how De Keersmaeker and the Rosas dancers convey the dance idiom of the choreographer to the classically trained ballet dancers. The rigidity of ballet gives way to another kind of severity, namely the mathematical pattern of Rain, which, however, conceals a powerful emotional layering. A poetic documentary about searching, looking and hesitating within the walls of the opera.

Credits

Directors

Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Producer

Bart Van Langendonck - SAVAGE FILM (BE)

Co-producers

SCIAPODE (FR), L'OPÉRA NATIONAL DE PARIS (FR), EYEWORKS (BE)

With the participation of

Rosas and Ictus

In collaboration with

Canvas, NTR & Mezzo

With the support of

Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), CNC, the Media Development Program of the E.U., the Belgian tax shelter for film financing

Festivals & Awards

IDFA, Cinedans, Cinéma du Réel, FIFA Montréal, Docville, Dokfest, Los Angeles Film Festival, Lemesos International Documentary Film Festival, Filmfestival Oostende, San Francisco Dance Festival, Haifa IFF, International Dancefilmfestival Brussels, l'art difficille de filmer la dance, L'ISELP Festival du film sur l'art, Best Film Doc Lisboa, Dancing in the Dark, La Comedie de Clermont Ferrand, Dublin Dance Festival, Malta Festival

Specs

Runtime

84'

Aspect ratio

16:9

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