presents an evening with Dominique Delouche who will share stories
and experiences from his prolific carrier as a filmmaker. The
filmmaker will also present excerpts from his films and answer
one of the maitres of French cinema, was born in Paris in
1931. He began his journey into the film world as an Assistant
Director to Fellini. Between 1960 and 1967, he directed several
shorts but since 1980, he devoted all his filmmaking to ballet.
fell in love with ballet in his teens as he attended splendid
performances with some of the most famous ballet-stars. He
made films about famous dancers and choreographers –
Serge Lefar, Maya Plisetskaya, Nina Vyroubova, Ekaterina Maksimova
and Vladimir Vasiliev among others. Delouche’s films
are precious – they capture the spirit of the ballets
through the feelings of the performers.
Diaries of Nina Vyroubova (95 minutes, 1996, France)
dir: Dominique Delouche
Vyroubova was born in Russia in 1921 and emigrated to France
in 1927. The film tells a story of her glorious carrier
in ballet – memories, rehearsals, partners. Both interviews
with Vyroubova and archival footage of her performances
became part of the film.