A Life for Ballet

Marlène Ionesco, France, 2011
Synopsis

This feature length documentary focuses on the talented choreographer, Pierre Lacotte & his muse Ghislaine Thesmar, prima ballerina & highly skilled professor at the Opéra de Paris. They dedicated their whole life to the Ballet. Pierre Lacotte dancer and choreographer, has composed the most beautiful choreographies (The Voice, La Sylphide , Ondine,...) performed by the prima ballerinas of the Bolchoï, the Kirov and the Opéra de Paris.
Nowadays Pierre Lacotte is considered by his peers as the precious guardian of the romantic ballet. A Life for ballet explores 60 years of ballet, from 1954 to 2010, through archives unseen before.

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Available versions: color / black and white, HDcam, 95'
Spoken languages: French
Subtitling: English
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