Cinema enters the dance film festival
at the Musée d’Orsay, 11th-14th January 2018

Linked with the exhibition Degas Danse Dessin – a tribute to Degas with Paul Valéry, the mini-festival Cinema enters the dance explores the close links between dance and film.

And it’s super close to our hotels! Here’s all the info.

Get ready to marvel at the poise and precision of dancing at the Musée d’Orsay, as seen in four feature films and four shorts!

The festival Le cinéma entre dans la danse (Cinema enters the dance) starts 11th January with the superb Powell & Pressburger classic The Red Shoes from 1948.

The biopic Isadora (1968) by Karel Reisz, based on the life of Isadora Duncan, will be shown on 12th January with a live introduction by dancer, choreographer and historian Elisabeth Schwartz.

Saturday 13th January sees the showing of four short films with piano accompaniment from Paul Goussot (78 minutes in total), then in the evening there’s Shall We Dance, the seventh film to feature Fred Astaire with Ginger Rogers, with excellent music from George Gershwin.

And the festival ends with a 1956 film directed by Gene Kelly – Invitation to the Dance, where three distinct stories are told through modern dance. Should be good!

For all the info on the Degas Danse Dessin exhibition that accompanies the mini-festival (or vice-versa), click here (just so you know, it ends 25th February 2018).

The festival Le cinéma entre dans la danse is at the Musée d’Orsay (here) 11th-14th January 2018

Showing times here

Seat : 6€ / 4,5€

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