September 12-27, 2013. SAN FRANCISCO DANCE FILM FESTIVAL. The San Francisco Dance Film Festival was established in 2010 to give the Bay Area a much-needed platform for the presentation and further development of dance-based films. This year, many French movies will be showcased. The films will be presented in San Francisco movie theaters and at the Museum of Performance and Design. French films include: CALIGULA (FRANCE, 2011) 82min Director: Philippe Béziat Choreographer: Nicolas Le Riche. First performed in 2005, “Caligula” is Étoile Dancer Nicolas Le Riche’s first choreography for the Paris Opera Ballet; LAC 2013 (FRANCE, 2013) 92min Director: Jean-Christophe Maillot, Denis Caiozzi Choreographer: Jean-Christophe Maillot Jean-Christophe Maillot presents us with his personal vision of “Swan Lake”; LE RENDEZ-VOUS 2010. (FRANCE, 2010) 87min Director: Vincent Bataillon Choreographer: Roland Petit. Based on a poem by Jacques Prévert, “Le Rendez-vous” is a fascinating work which tells the story of a young man outside a dance-hall who reads his horoscope predicting his imminent death; LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS. (FRANCE, 2010) 139min Choreographer: José Martinez Drawing on Jacques Prévert’s scenario for the French classic movie by Marcel Carné, this is Étoile dancer José Martinez’s first major ballet for the Paris Opera Ballet. MAGNIFICAT – IF TODAY WAS TOMORROW, AND YESTERDAY TODAY. (FRANCE/SWITZERLAND, 2012) 70min Choreographer: Heinz Spoerli A performance in which images, ideas and thoughts run together without needing narration, without a pause and without any chance to applaud in between. The musical point of departure is Bach?s “Magnificat. NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS. (FRANCE/ITALY, 2013) 120min Choreographer: Roland Petit. Esmeralda, Quasimodo, Frollo and Phoebus: four great characters around which a highly dramatic, passionate story revolves. BUDDING STARS. (FRANCE, 2012) 26min Director: Françoise Marie This series spans a school year of the most famous dance school in the world – where the greatest “étoiles” or principal dancers are trained. RAIN. (FRANCE, 2012) 80min Director: Olivia Rochette, Gerard-Jan Claes Choreographer: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. On 25 May 2011, the world-renowned Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris presented “Rain”, its first ever performance of a choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. The filmmakers followed the rehearsal process from the auditions to the opening performance. THE SIX SEASONS. (FRANCE, 2012) 51min Director: Gilles Delamas Choreographer: Akram Khan A poetic documentary, “The Six Seasons” is a film mirroring the creation of “Desh”, a solo show by Akram Khan. The project is a reflection of his origins: Bangladesh.



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