Véronique Doisneau, a career-long member of Paris Opera’s corps de ballet, takes the spotlight on the eve of her retirement. Alone on a starkly empty stage, tutu in hand, Doisneau speaks to the audience in an intimate address. Mournful and celebratory, she reflects on her life as a ballerina, and performs her supporting roles in well-known ballets as she hums along from memory. Recorded on the night of Doisneau’s final performance, the film gives you front row access to this greatly admired piece from Bel’s series of biographical works about the lives of dancers.
Following the screening, Jérôme Bel will be present for a discussion and Q&A about his work and career moderated by Associate Curator at The Museum of Modern Art, Ana Janevski.
Jérôme Bel programs are presented on the occasion of Crossing the Line Festival 2016 by FIAF, The Joyce Theater, The Kitchen, and The Museum of Modern Art.
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Film in French with English subtitles. Conversation in English.