Comme les Oiseaux: A Portrait of Monique Loudieres (DVD)
Another of Dominique Delouche's acclaimed ballet films, this program profiles Monique Loudieres, one of the Paris Opera Ballet's greatest luminaries. The video details her collaborations with many of the most important figures of her time, including extensive footage of coaching sessions with Jerome Robbins, Violette Verdy, Yvette Chauvire, Vladimir Vasiliev, and Jiri Kylian. DVD also includes two bonus featurettes by Dominique Delouche: Autour de la Sylphide, and Aurore.
Rehearsal Sessions and Performances of:
Don Quixote (Monique Loudieres, Patrick Dupond)
Mirages (Monique Loudieres, Manuel Legris, Cyril Atanassoff), coached by Yvette Chauvire
In the Night (Monique Loudieres, Manuel Legris), coached by Jerome Robbins
Romeo and Juliet (Monique Loudieres, Herve Dirmann)
Sonatine (Monique Loudieres), coached by Violet Verdy
Nuages (Manuel Legris), coached by Jiri Kylian
Giselle (Monique Loudieres, Patrick Dupond), coached by Vladimir Vasiliev
1. Autour de la Sylphide: Ghislaine Thesmar, Michael Denard, and Yannick Stephant guided by choreographer Pierre Lacotte.
2. Aurore Rosella Hightower rehearses Elisabeth Platel in Sleeping Beauty's notoriously difficult "Rose Adagio".
109 min., Color / Black&White, Mono, 4:3, All regions.