Proyección: El esfuerzo y el ánimo
Proyección: El esfuerzo y el ánimoSala Pereda · Palacio de Festivales · 20:30 h
El esfuerzo y el ánimo (2010)
80 minutes’ duration
A documentary directed by Arantxa Aguirre about the challenges affecting the Lausanne ballet Company after the death of its founder Maurice Béjart.
El esfuerzo y el ánimo deeply stirred me from the very first frame and musical note. When it finished, motionless in my seat, I would have loved to watch it again from the beginning so as to go over the fine points of those bodies again, move down a thigh or lose myself inside an eye. Or even observe the glimpses of its new director, Gil Roman, a beast, a bird, who, when asked about the main thing he has learnt from Maurice Béjart, raises his eyebrows in reply without words, looking towards the horizon in amazement. (…)
What I mean is that, on leaving the cinema and even today, I am deeply concerned that the dancers of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne can maintain their success without Béjart. The future of those men and women has now become part of those things I think are important.”
Clara Sanchís Mira (La Vanguardia)