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DANCING BEETHOVEN

by Arantxa Aguirre

synopsis

A journey through the preparation and hardworking process of ballet dancers and musicians for a unique spectacle in Tokio that Béjart choreographed with the Ninth symphony of Beethoven. Béjart ballet dances with Tokio ballet and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Israel. A marvellous combination of dancers movements and expression of different feelings along the four movements of the symphony with absolute elegance and strength.

international title: Dancing Beethoven
original title: Dancing Beethoven
country: Spain
sales agent: Latido Films
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Arantxa Aguirre
film run: 80'
release date: DE 13/04/2017
screenplay: Arantxa Aguirre
cast: Óscar Chacón, Julien Favreau, Zubin Mehta, Gil Roman, Malya Roman, Elisabet Ros
cinematography by: Rafael Reparaz
film editing: Valeria _Gentile
production: López-Li Films
backing: Fondation Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Fondation Maurice Béjart
distributor: Márgenes Distribución, Arsenal Filmverleih
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