March 3 @ 15:00
China Women’s Film Festival Office
Room 2717, Shui On Centre, 6-8 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Register at cwff.eventbrite.com
Maurice Béjart’s dance choreography has revolutionized the art of dance and conquered tens of thousands of spectators throughout the world, making ballet never the same again. The death of this giant choreographer in 2007 was an irreparable loss for the art world, and above all, it was a cataclysm for his own company Béjart Ballet Lausanne. 35 dancers from five continents have been orphaned and must work harder than ever in order to survive. This film has not only recorded a time of change and adaptation for a great dance company but also reveals the massive energies and respect that reigns behind-the-scenes of a troupe full of love and passion for dance.
Born in Madrid, Arantxa Aguirre has a PhD in Spanish Literature and has published two books: Buñuel, A Reader of Galdós (Pérez Galdós International Research Award, 2003) and 34 Actors Talk About Their Job (2008), as a sequel of her documentary film Hécuba, A Dream of Passion (2006). She has worked as assistant director of Pedro Almodóvar, Mario Camus, Basilio Martín Patino or Carlos Saura, among other filmmakers.
Spanish with English subtitles