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Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet (2001)

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ETOILES: DANCERS OF THE PARIS OPERA BALLET celebrates the legacy of one of the best ballet companies in the world by weaving together rehearsals, tour snapshots and performances of ... See full summary »

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Aurélie Dupont ...
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Laurent Hilaire ...
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Nicolas Le Riche ...
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Manuel Legris ...
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José Martinez ...
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Elisabeth Platel ...
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Jean-Guillaume Bart ...
Les Premiers Danseurs
Marie-Agnès Gillot ...
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Clairemarie Osta ...
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Nathalie Riqué ...
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Wilfried Romoli ...
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Céline Talon ...
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Miteki Kudo ...
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Sylvain Durand ...
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ETOILES: DANCERS OF THE PARIS OPERA BALLET celebrates the legacy of one of the best ballet companies in the world by weaving together rehearsals, tour snapshots and performances of classical ballets such as Swan Lake and La Sylphide, as well as contemporary works such as Maurice Bejart's Ninth Symphony, Jiri Kylian's Doux Mensonge (Sweet Lies) and Pierre Darde's Orison.

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14 March 2001 (France)  »

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$2,048 (USA) (22 November 2002)

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$45,500 (USA) (5 September 2003)
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La IXème Symphonie
(Choréographie de Maurice Béjart)
Avec l'aimable autorisation du Béjart Ballet Lausanne
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Orchestre de Paris and Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris
Conducted by Sebastian Lang-Lessing
Chorus master: Arthur Oldham
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Perhaps of greater interest to dancers than the general public.
28 December 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The general message of this video is that it's extremely difficult and physically demanding to be a dancer. This is an idea that was probably absorbed by the dance public quite a while ago and I, for one, am not anxious to hear it again. And yet, this video drums it into our heads repeatedly while showing the brutality of the "Etoile" (star) survival-of-the-fittest system.

I also fail to see why so much is made of Bejart's work. And especially since the "Ninth Symphony", admittedly not a ballet but more of a "circus" in my opinion, is set to Beethoven's music. For some reason, Beethoven, for all his greatness, seems to be one of the least danceable composers to ever be choreographed. Maybe his actual ballet music like "The Creatures of Prometheus" might be done more successfully.

To me, the Kylian section is more interesting.

I found this video to be quite tedious despite some passing pleasures along the way. No doubt it would be of greater interest to dancers and ballet fans.


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