In three very different documentaries, Jaqueline Caux, Andy Abrams and Jérôme Bel explore the lives of dancers Anna Halprin and Véronique Doisneau.
Out Of Boundaries (53 minutes)
Jacqueline Caux’s documentary on the major breakthroughs and innovations of Anna Halprin, explored through conversations with the choreographer, numerous clips from rehearsals and performances, and rare archival footage from the mid fifties to the present day.
Returning Home (45 minutes)
Andy Abrams’ sumptuous and poignant dance documentary in which 80-something Anna Halprin, pioneer of postmodern dance, uses movement as a means of connecting the individual to nature and art to real life. In collaboration with performance artist Eeo Stubblefield, Halprin moves along thresholds of earth, wind, water and fire, discovering lessons in loss and liberation.
Véronique Doisneau (37 minutes)
Invited to make a piece for the Paris Opera Ballet, choreographer Jérôme Bel wanted to stage a kind of theatrical documentary on one of the dancers in the corps de ballet, Véronique Doisneau. The dancer, on the eve of her retirement, stands alone on stage and considers her career as a ballerina within this institution. This film was shot during the last performance of the piece on the stage of the Palais Garnier. It was produced thanks to Telemondis and the Paris Opera, and co-realized by Pierre Dupouey and Jérôme Bel.