In the 1990s, a new wave of highly conceptual choreographers emerged in France. Now, these artists are at the forefront of avant-garde European dance and performance. This program presents two very different films by choreographers who came out of this wave:
Boris Charmatz & Dimitri Chamblas--"Les Disparates" (1994)
A delightful, beautifully shot exploration of the possibilities for fragmenting dance through editing, from bar to boathouse and back again.
Jerome Bel--"Veronique Doisneau" (2004)
A ballet dancer appears alone on stage at the Paris Opera House, narrating her life's history as a dancer in what will be the final performance of her career.