Maurice Béjart, l'âme de la danse

Belgium | 2017 | 65 min
French
Author: Henri De Gerlache
Cinematography: Bernard Vervoort
Decorater: Ann Sevrin
Sound mixing: Christophe De Moffarts
Editing: Jean De Garrigues
Music: Charles De Moffarts
Voice: Alexandra Vandernoot

Synopsis

North American Premiere – Henri de Gerlache in attendance, director

Through an analysis of Maurice Béjart's most emblematic ballets, such as Symphony for a Man Alone and The Rite of Spring, this documentary film, rich with unpublished archives and thoughts from contemporary connoisseurs, attempts to examine the outstanding choreographer’s creative process as closely as possible. Having choreographed over 300 ballets, Béjart worked with thousands of dancers and shared his creations with millions of people around the world. A portrait of a complex man and his ambition to go further in the exploration of choreographic art, leaving an everlasting mark in the world of dance.

Directors

Henri De Gerlache

Henri De Gerlache has directed around 20 documentary films since 1998. While continuing to direct adventure and exploration films, he also directed musical films and portraits of artists. Henri De Gerlache is also a screenwriter and writes books. In his association with Alizé Production and Arctic Productions, he contributes his creative expertise to the different productions and directs a wide range of films for both organisations.
Filmography | La Belge histoire du Festival de Cannes (2017) ; Histoires d’arbres (2016) ; Le Choix de peindre, Vincent Van Gogh (2014) ; Hollywood au pied du terril (2014) ; Belgique, entre ciel et terre (2013) ; Lagrime di san pietro (2010) ; Magritte, le jour et la nuit (2008) ; L’Antarctique en héritage (2007) ; Célèbres Anonymes (2007) ; Nomades Land & Le Savoir vert du Nord (2006) ; Le Trésor (2006) ; Le Sens de la marche (2005).

Jean De Garrigues

Jean De Garrigues started as first director assistant. He directed and edited some short films, and then decided to focus on editing. Since 1995, he edited more than 50 films for cinema, as well as documentaries. He works at the same time on script-writing for fictions.
Filmography | Belles du Crazy Horse (2006) ; Ceci n’est pas Einstein (2003).

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Screenings playing this movie

15:00
Centre Canadien d’Architecture – Théâtre Paul-Desmarais / Canadian Centre for Architecture – Paul-Desmarais Theatre
Screening # 11
Presented by DeSerres
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12:30
Centre Canadien d’Architecture – Théâtre Paul-Desmarais / Canadian Centre for Architecture – Paul-Desmarais Theatre
Screening # 47
Music is Music
FIFA Competition

Music is Music

France | 20 min | 2017

English | Subtitles in French

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