films: la danse – pretty pix and the credits

Say, it turns out that the press materials for “La Danse” included two images that were fun to see side by side…plus the film credits, which fly by at the end of the movie. Here they are.

Here are Agnes Letestu and Mathieu Ganio in “Genus” (photos by Laurent Philippe)

And here are the credits, verbatim from the film’s PR folks’ materials:
Le Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris


Director and Editor: Frederick Wiseman

Photography: John Davey

Producers: Pierre-Olivier Bardet— Idéale Audience
Frederick Wiseman— Zipporah Films

Les Étoiles (The Stars)
Émilie Cozette
Aurélie Dupont
Dorothée Gilbert
Marie-Agnès Gillot
Agnès Letestu
Delphine Moussin
Clairemarie Osta
Laetitia Pujol
Kader Belarbi
Jérémie Belingard
Mathieu Ganio
Manuel Legris
Nicolas Le Riche
José Martinez
Hervé Moreau
Benjamin Pech
Wilfried Romoli
Isabelle Ciaravola
Mathias Heymann

Les Premiers Danseurs (The First Dancers)
Nolwenn Daniel
Ève Grinsztajn
Mélanie Hurel
Myriam Ould-Braham
Stéphanie Romberg
Muriel Zusperreguy
Yann Bridard
Stéphane Bullion
Christophe Duquenne
Karl Paquette
Stéphane Phavorin
Emmanuel Thibault

Ballets in Rehearsal and Performance:

Choreography: Wayne McGregor
Music: Joby Talbot et Deru, © Chester Music, Ltd.; represented by Premiere Music Group
Sets and Costumes: Vicki Mortimer
Video: Ravi Deepres
Lighting: Lucy Carter
With: Dorothée Gilbert, Marie-Agnès Gillot, Agnès Letestu, Jérémie Belingard, Mathieu Ganio, Benjamin Pech, Myriam Ould-Braham, Mathias Heymann, Laurène Levy

Choreography: Rudolf Noureev, © Les Éditions Mario Bois
Music: Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovski
Sets and Costumes: Nicholas Georgiadis
Lighting: Rui de Matos Machado

The Orchestra of the Paris National Opera
Maitrise des Hauts-de-Seine/The Children’s Choir of the Paris National Opera
Musical Direction: Kevin Rhodes

With: Dorothée Gilbert, Laetitia Pujol, Manuel Legris, Nicolas Le Riche, José Martinez, Nolwenn Daniel, Myriam Ould-Braham, Karl Paquette, Stéphane Phavorin, Mallory Gaudion, Gil Isoart, Mathilde Froustey, Axel Ibot, Marc Moreau

Choreography: Pierre Lacotte (from Joseph Mazilier and Marius Petipa)
Music: Edouard Marie Deldevez and Ludwig Minkus (adapted by David Coleman)
Sets and Costumes: Luisa Spinatelli
Lighting: Philippe Albaric

Orchestra Colonne
Musical Direction: Paul Connelly

With: Dorothée Gilbert, Marie-Agnès Gillot, Agnès Letestu, Manuel Legris, Hervé Moreau, Muriel Zusperreguy, Mathias Heymann, Sarah Kora Dayanova, Mathilde Froustey, Simon Valastro

Roméo et Juliette
Choreography: Sasha Waltz
Music: Hector Berlioz (Symphonie Dramatique Op.17, H.77, 1839)
Sets: Thomas Schenk and Sasha Waltz
Costumes: Bernd Skodzig
Lighting: David Finn

The Orchestra and the Choir of the Paris National Opera
Musical Direction: Valery Gergiev

With: Aurélie Dupont, Hervé Moreau

La Maison de Bernarda
Choreography: Mats Ek
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach (Concerto Pour Orgue No. 2 En La Mineur BWV 593)
Performed by Karl Richter (p) 1974 Deutsche Grammophon, avec l’autorisation d’Universal Music Vision
Traditional Spanish Music, Narcisso Yepes, guitar (p) Deutsche Grammophon
Sets and Costumes: Merie-Louise Ekman
Lighting: Jorgen Jansson
Assistant Choreographer: Mariko Aoyama
With: Marie-Agnès Gillot, Laetitia Pujol, Clairemarie Osta, Manuel Legris, Aurélia Bellet, Amélie Lamoureux, Charlotte Ranson

Orphée et Eurydice
By Christoph W. Gluck—Dance-Opera by Pina Bausch
Choreography and Staging: Pina Bausch © Pina Bausch 1975 (Represented by L’Arche Editeur, Paris)
Music: Christophe Willibald Gluck
Sets, Costumes, and Lighting: Rolf Borzik
Assistant Choreographer: Dominique Mercy

Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble and Choir
Musical Direction: Thomas Hengelbrock

With: Yann Bridard”


  1. I’m still really new to ballet, but I was very moved by this film. Definitely something I’ll want to rewatch when it comes out on DVD.

    Thanks so much for posting the credits and telling us which dance is which! I couldn’t remember the name of one of the ballets — I was thinking Electra, but it was Medea. I was searching all over Wikipedia and IMDB for the answer, and then I remember that someone from this blog gave a VERY cool little intro speech before the movie showed at NWFF. Thanks again.

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