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Reel Dance - Cinematheque de la Dance

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 esoteric, this vivid film revives the surrealist tradition". ... * Patriri Bensard ... Read more
"When The Nicholas Brothers made their first entrance at the Cotton Club, Harold was 8 years old and Fayard 14. Impeccably dressed in top hat and tails, they were a combination of youth and sophistication which totally charmed the audience...it was as if a young Fred Astaire and his even younger ... Read more
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Extracts from Zouzou and PrincessTam Tarn "...Josephine entered the stage, a revelation of new world. Eroticism found a style. The expression of desire, its call, its wild ardor" ... • Paul Achard ... Read more
With Marie Atger, Lee Black. Regine Chopinot, Poonie Dodson. Jean Hughes Laleu. Joseph Lennon ... Read more
"The light fixes her body, searches through her nakedness. In a second, an opening is made for her to slip into dreams..." Joelle Bouvier and Regis Obadia transform a grungy disused public space with glare and shadow, ambiguity and uncertainty. ... Read more
Anna Pavlova performs La Mort du Cygne. ... Read more
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 Experimental Film MIFF 1989) ... Read more
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 ... Read more
"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 evidence being Le Jeune Homme el la Mort." ... • Roland Petit ... Read more
A serpentine dance interpreted by one of Loie Fuller's disciples This short film was part of the series La Fee'rie des Ballets Fantastiaues. The decision to film outside the studio, in natural light, means Le Lys, which from the outset was one of Loie Fuller's most renowned choreographies, has a ... Read more
'I dream of Melies, of things phantas-magorical. All those elements that cruelly lack from present shows. A theatre is a space in volume, not just a stage with ants moving across it...The dream is the only thing that counts. ... • Philippe Decoufle ... Read more
With Tania Bari. Christine Brabant. Marie-Claire Carle, Louba Dobrievitch Jaleh Kerendi. Germinal Casada, Florie Alexander, Paolo Bortoluzzi, Antonio Cano, Pierre Dobrievitch. ... Read more
Parade, a choreographic work created in 1917 Cocteau, Massine, Picasso and Satie, mark decisive moment in Modern Art. ... Read more
"Carmen Amaya, she's hail against windows, the cry of a swallow, a black cigar smoked by a dreamywoman, a thunder of applause " ... Jean Cocteau ... Read more
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