Projections documentaires

A cinematographic itinerary is proposed in connection with the Festival’s programming, the opportunity to deepen his knowledge around major figures of dance.

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Saturday 27 November

18h00 |  Palais des Festivals  

Court-métrage Dancer’s World

1957, États-Unis, 31 min

de Peter Glushanokavec Martha Graham.

As she prepares to take on the role of Jocasta, Martha Graham introduces us to her company, talks about the life, art and technique of the dancer.

“A Dancer’s World is a magnificent film because it shows dancing where you don’t expect it. The montage alternates between the dressing room, where we see Martha Graham putting on makeup before entering the stage to perform Night Journey while meditating on the formation of the dancer, and dance sequences of the company.

Martha Graham by styling her hair, dressing herself, evokes the world of dance: how you become a character, the need for discipline in the studio, the time it takes – years of exercise – to achieve simplicity, spontaneity, at the instant of the theatrical act. ” Bernard Rémy 


Sunday 28 November

10h00 | Palais des Festivals 

Film Documentaire Louise Lecavalier, sur son cheval de feu

2018, Québec, 1h42 

de Raymond St-Jean 

The feature documentary Louise Lecavalier offers a cinematic dive into the heart of the work and life of Canadian dancer and choreographer Louise Lecavalier. Spectacular dances, original music and exclusive interviews make up an inspiring and moving film that draws the intimate portrait of a passionate artist who is always in the quest for perfect movement.

Saturday 4 December

10h00 | Cinéma Les Arcades (Cannes)


Film Documentaire Indes Galantes

2020, France, 1h48

de Philippe Béziat


This is a first for 30 hip-hop, krump, break, voguing dancers … A first for the director Clément Cogitore and for the choreographer Bintou Dembélé. And a first for the Paris Opera. By creating a dialogue between urban dance and lyrical song, they reinvent together Jean-Philippe Rameau’s baroque masterpiece, Les Indes Galantes. From rehearsals to public performances, it is a human adventure and a meeting with political issues that we follow: can a new generation of artists take the Bastille today ?

Sunday 12 December

10h00 | Palais des Festivals


Film portrait Carolyn Carlson, Dare to risk

2021, France, 52 min

de Damien Pettigrew – Avant-première


This documentary is the chronicle of a unique creative process: the great choreographer gives us unprecedented access to her work, her current projects and her personal archives. Carefully selected archive footage spanning the past forty years reveals the influence her life and deep connection to the subconscious have had on the complex and imaginative pieces she has created. Comprising exclusive interviews, intimate rehearsal sequences and dazzling dance sequences, the film is the first critical perspective on the brilliant career of a multifaceted woman.