La Passion Noureev (2013)

 
  "Don Quixote" photo by Serge Lido

"Don Quixote" photo by Serge Lido

 
 

PREMIERED in Paris at the Balzac Theatre for the summer dance festival "Les Etés de la Danse" 2013

US premiered in Los Angeles for Dance Camera West 2014

Official Selection:

New York Dance on Camera 2014

Montréal International Festival of films on Art "FIFA" 2014

San Francisco Film Festival 2014

Saint-Louis Festival 2014

Beirut Art Film Festival  "BAFF" 2015

 

"From the moment of his dramatic leap to freedom at Paris’ Bourget Airport in 1961, Rudolf Nureyev was embraced as a ballet idol. On the 20th anniversary of his death, Fabrice Herrault has assembled an impressionistic tribute film that showcases this Byronic artist in some of his peerless early performances through archival footage, much of it previously unseen, revealing “Rudi” at the peak of his powers."

 

New York Times June 29, 2014, Review by Alastair Macaulay


Claude Bessy, Lignes d'une vie (2011)

 
  "Pas de Dieux", Photo by Sam Levin

"Pas de Dieux", Photo by Sam Levin

 
 

Official Selection:

New York Dance on Camera 2011 - US PREMIERE

Los Angeles Dance Camera West 2011

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2011

Cinedans Amsterdam 2012

San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2012

Cinedanse Montreal 2012

La Cinémathèque de Paris 2012

"The documentary profiles the French ballerina and Ballet School director who was described as the "Golden Silhouette" by Serge Lifar. Bessy was an admired Etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet and ran its prestigious school for decades. Bessy also made television appearances and films, most famously in Gene Kelly's "Invitation to the Dance". Narrated by Bessy, the film features rare vintage footage of the dancer in her prime, performing works by Gene Kelly, Serge Lifar and Maurice Bejart."