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Films Pelléas, Arte France cinéma (Firm), Opéra national de Paris

DVD - 2022

In 2019, eight opera singers and 30 dancers from a wide variety of artistic and demographic backgrounds convened at Paris's Opera Bastille to begin work on an ambitious new production of Les Indes galantes, a cornerstone of French musical history. From the director of Becoming Traviata, Philippe Beziat's documentary captures the work of this multifaceted troupe under the direction of artist and filmmaker Clement Cogitore; together, they shepherd Rameau's opera into the twenty-firs...t century, while exquisitely and in joyfully mirroring the true diversity of contemporary France. Replete with gorgeous melodies and fantastic dance numbers, Cogitore's production integrates questions of racism, classism, and colonialism into a radical new staging that both honors and transforms the original text.

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Subjects
Genres
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : Icarus Films Home Video [2022]
Language
French
English
Physical Description
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Format
DVD, wide screen.
Production Credits
Editor, Henry-Pierre Rosamond.
Corporate Authors
Films Pelléas (production company), Arte France cinéma (Firm), Opéra national de Paris
Other Authors
Philippe Béziat (film director), Philippe Martin, 1966- (film producer), David Thion