|Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet
A Film by Nils Tavernier
100 minutes, color, French w/ English subtitles, 2001
Etoiles celebrates the legacy of the famed Paris Opera Ballet by weaving together rehearsals and tour snapshots of classical ballets as well as contemporary works.
Celebrated filmmaker Nils Tavernier delves into the psychology of dance by
talking candidly with some of the biggest stars in dance today, who give perspectives
on how and why they endure the emotional and physical hardships of the drive
to be on stage.
"Sublime artistry!" - Variety
"A voyeur's dream!" - The Village Voice
"Reveling, emotional, and surprising - you might expect its beauty but not its intelligence." - Los Angeles Times
"Dance lovers will adore it! A fluid, intelligent
and empathetic examination of one of the world's great ballet troupes."
- Los Angeles Daily News