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A Feature film by Nils Tavernier

Produced by Little Bear

Release in France : 14/03/2001

    Synopsis

    The Ballet School.
    Created by Jean-Baptiste Lully and Pierre Beauchamp in 1672, and officially founded by Louis XIV in 1713, the Dance School of the National Opera of Paris was first named the Dance School of the Royal Academy of Dance (itself founded in 1661) then the Dance School of the Opera (1713). It was then that dance, formerly considered mere entertainment, became a professional matter. In 1972, Ms Claude Bessy, principal dancer at the Paris Opera, was appointed director of the dance school. Of the 400 or 500 children who audition for the school only 30 or 40 are accepted. To enter, girls must be aged between 8 and 10, boys between 8 and 11. Studies last for a maximum of 6 years. The majority of the 154 dancers who make up the National Opera of Paris Ballet are recruited from this school.

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Little Bear

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

    Co-production :

    Gaïa Films

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    Full credits (6)

    Executive Producers :

    Frédéric Bourboulon, Agnès Le Pont

    Directors of Photography :

    Dominique Le Rigoleur, Nils Tavernier

    Press Attaché (film) :

    André-Paul Ricci

    Co-producer :

    Agathe Berman

    Sound recordists :

    Denis Martin, Xavier Piroelle

    Editor :

    Florence Ricard

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Themes :

    Performance

    Production language :

    French, English

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2000

    French release :

    14/03/2001

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    97.802

    Visa issue date :

    09/02/2001

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR