Series (7 Episodes available)
ARTE FRANCE, SCHUCH CONSEILS ET PRODUCTION
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
The 300-year old Paris Opera Ballet School is today a mythical place with an international reputation. In September 2011, it was home to 130 pupils, aged from 8 to 18, all driven by the same desire – to dance one day at the Paris Opera.
Our camera was allowed to accompany them for a whole school year.
The characters are: the younger students, who are amazingly determined for their age; the older students, who, at the age of 16, are already professional dancers; their teachers, who are often principal dancers; and all those who watch over this very singular world.
This 6-part chronicle of life at the school reveals the extraordinary mechanics of precision that lead the students to the threshold of the Corps de Ballet.
2019 : Paris Opera 350th anniversary