Véronique Doisneau, a film by Jérôme Bel and Pierre Dupouey
Invited by Brigitte Lefèvre, director of Opéra National De Paris, to produce a work about the opera’s ballet, Jérôme Bel chose to stage a theatrical documentary about the work of Véronique Doisneau, one of the ballerinas at the opera. Doisneau, close to retirement, alone on stage, retrospectively and subjectively, considers her own career as a dancer between the walls of this institution.
The projection will be introduced by Christophe Wavelet
Recorded at the Palais Garnier, Opéra National De Paris, Paris (France), October 2005 37 minutes. conception and direction: Jérôme bel with Véronique Doisneau, Céline Talon, Sujets of the corps de ballet of the Paris opera-ballet.
Extracts of ballets borrowed from: Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot (Giselle), Merce Cunningham (Points In Space), Mats Ek (Giselle), Rudolf Noureev (La Bayadère from Marius Petipa / Le Lac Des Cygnes Frommarius Petipa and Lev Ivanov)
Music from : Le Lac Des Cygnes (Piotr Illyitch Tchaïkovski), recording of files of the Paris Opera Orchestra, solo violin Frederic Laroque, directed by Vello Pähn, Giselle (Adolphe Adam), recorded by the Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra, directed by Richard Bonynge, decca editions record company ltd., with the pleasant authorization of Universal Music special projects france. A coproduction opéra national de paris, telmondis. In association with france 2. With the participation of mezzo, centre national de la cinématographie. Sssociate producers : Denis Morlière, Antoine Perset.
Special thanks to Merce Cunningham, Mats Ek, and The Rudolf Noureev Foundation.