Massin is the most renowned baroque dance choreographer
today. She has choreographed for movies and stage around the
world. In 1993, Béatrice set up her own company called
“Fêtes Galantes”, and in 2003 she founded
the studio of baroque dance “L’Atelier Baroque".
Béatrice Massin teaches baroque dance to professional
dancers at dance schools and conservatories. She also trains
baroque dance instructors who, in their turn, offer classes
to a wide range of audiences – students, musicians, singers,
King is dancing" (115 minutes, 2000, France/Belgium)
dir. Gérard Corbiau
chor. Béatrice Massin
film is based on Philippe Beaussant's biography of Jean-Baptiste
Lully, "Lully or the Musician of the Sun" (1992)
and is set in 17th century France. It tells the story of Jean-Baptiste
Lully and his relationship with King Louis XIV of France.
The rise of King Louis XIV and his growing influence in the
court are shown through the elaborate dance routines.
Gérard Corbiau is
Belgian. He is best known for his costume dramas about music,
"Le maître de musique" (1987), "Farinelli"
(1994) and "Le roi danse" (2000). Two of them ("Le
maître de musique" and "Farinelli") were
nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language
© KinodanceRussia, 2011