Skip to main content

Le Cygne

France, 1983 (MIFF 1996, Reel Dance - Cinematheque de la Dance)

Director: Dominique Delouche

With Yvette Chauvire, Dominique Khalfouni. In Le Cygne no one speaks, transmission occurs in silence; it's less about transmitting a role or shape, than an intensity, the naked intensity of the swan before incarnation In Dominique Delouche's film there are three bodies: Yvette Chauvire who has danced the swan, Dominique Khalfouni who will dance it, and all the swans The swan dances lines of water, lines of air."

Bernard Remy

See also...

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort

"There was a side to Nureyev that was bestial' frenetic, like a centaur or Rasputin, even though he controlled every step. He was extraordinarily handsome, with a remarkably photogenic face the ... More »

Lalala Human Steps - Sex Duo No.1

A pristine, monochrome subterranean dance fantasy. Two members of the Montreal troupe Lalala Human Steps perform a tough, jumpy, tender pas de deux in a dream-like setting. ... (Winner, Best ... More »

Le Sacre du Printemps

With Tania Bari. Christine Brabant. Marie-Claire Carle, Louba Dobrievitch Jaleh Kerendi. Germinal Casada, Florie Alexander, Paolo Bortoluzzi, Antonio Cano, Pierre Dobrievitch. ... More »

Parade

Parade, a choreographic work created in 1917 Cocteau, Massine, Picasso and Satie, mark decisive moment in Modern Art. ... More »

46 Bis

Filmed over 24 hours in an interior courtyard in the Belleville neighbourhood, in the black and white tones of the early mornings immortalized by the Nouvelle Vague. Rapid, crazy, streetwise and ... More »

La Mort du Cygne

Anna Pavlova performs La Mort du Cygne. ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director