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Le grand bal (2018)

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Since about 30 years ago the fans of traditional dances get together at Gennetines, a small village in the Ardeche department to dance all nights and days for 7 days. 500 musicians and more... See full summary »

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Since about 30 years ago the fans of traditional dances get together at Gennetines, a small village in the Ardeche department to dance all nights and days for 7 days. 500 musicians and more than 2000 dancers dance, dance and dance, stealing a few hours of sleep , until they lost the notion of time.

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The dance of life...
16 July 2019 | by DukeEmanSee all my reviews

Gennetines, France, is where you go to dance your worries away for seven straight days and nights. No, it's not a rave party, with fake DJs and Doff-Doff music. It is where traditional folk bands come in from all around the world and play their unique home tunes for your soul to embrace. There you dance with loved ones and strangers, with no inhibition, giving you a zest for life and a true sense of belonging.

The documentary makers capture perfectly the mood and tone of this dance festival, allowing their lingering shots to observe the passion and devotion from the participants. There is no narrative, just these simple but effective images with a few interviews and thoughts of how dancing lifts the spirit. Apart from the amazing dancing it is the traditional worldly music that enhances the joyous emotions it brings. This is proof that dancing can bring all walks of life together, and may even solve our World problems.

La Grand Bal is the Baraka of dance, with some stunning observational moments of folks in hypnotic states, being absorbed by the music and swept away to a time of yesteryear.


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French

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31 October 2018 (France) See more »

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Gennetines, Allier, France See more »

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