Skip to main content
Add video to a playlist

Title

Choreographer

The description is limited to to a length of 500 characters


Your playlists

The video has been added successfully.

The video is already in this playlist.

You must be a member to enjoy all functionalities Login Register
You must be a member to view this playlist Login Register
Delete my video history Are you sure you want to delete the history?
Delete my search history Are you sure you want to delete the history?
Create a playlist The description is limited to to a length of 500 characters


Embed the video Embed the video on your website
Index
See the video
You can now make your playlists public! To do that, please visit your personnal account

Attention !
This video contains violence or nudity
Delete the playlist Are you sure you want to delete the playlist ?
Share this playlist
Configure access Keep your playlist private
(Only you can see it)
Make your playlist public
(and share it with the rest of users)
Configure access
Share Address Share by e-mail Send
Help By default, the search engine returns results for all founded words. For an advanced search, please use ":"
(eg: ":hiphop && breakdance")

You can use thoses operators :
AND (&&), OR (||), NOT, (! or -)

To use the NOT operator correctly, the second word needs to be written just after the exclamation mark, without space (e.g. ":merzouki !hip hop").


Documents
Information Your submission has been sent
Video information

Google Chrome Web Browser's video policy changed since version 66 : Video playlist can't be played automatically.

For the best experience of Numeridanse, we recommand you to use Mozilla Firefox.

offers

PRO Offer

Exclusively for artists/companies, directors.

options:

  • Virtual exhibition tool
  • Independent management and promotion of your work
  • Unlimited number of contributor account administrators
  • Guest account creation
  • No advertising on the site or videos
  • Site available in French and English
  • HTML5 player ready
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Shareable private links
  • Unlimited uploads
  • Secure data storage
  • + Technical support
offers

PRO Offer +

Artists, companies, organisations, production agencies, libraries and resource centres, local authorities, festivals, performance centres, arts councils and foundations, directors, associated professionals.

options:

  • Virtual exhibition tool
  • Independent management and promotion of your work
  • Unlimited number of contributor account administrators
  • Guest account creation
  • No advertising on the site or videos
  • Site available in French and English
  • HTML5 player ready
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Shareable private links
  • Unlimited uploads
  • Secure data storage
  • + Technical support

+ Advice and support to create video content, further training in cataloguing, browsing, researching documents and organising video content (virtual exhibitions, playlists, etc.)

advantages

Promote your video collection

Unlike more generic platforms, Numeridanse offers a platform dedicated to dance and is run by professionals – La Maison de la Danse and Centre national de la danse.
Numeridanse is an internationally renowned site used by artists, arts professionals, journalists, researchers, teachers, dance enthusiasts, etc.

advantages

Guaranteed access to an exclusive video collection

Only dance professionals can open PRO and PRO+ accounts and exhibit their content on the platform. You are contributing to the history of dance. By appearing on Numeridanse your videos are made available to everyone.

advantages

Share your account

You can create ‘guest contributor’ accounts so your staff can share the same tools as you. Their video collections are linked to your account and any upload will be submitted to you for validation.

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favorites Add to your favorites

Mlle Bessy, la force d'un destin

Mlle Bessy, la force d'un destin

Mlle Bessy, la force d'un destin

The unique and sumptuous setting of this portrait, the Opéra de Paris opens up its doors, from the wings to the flies, not to mention the rooftops, for one of its most eminent figures, Claude Bessy. A former Etoile, and director of the dance school since 1972, the Dame traces some sixty years devoted to her art. Nicolas Ribowski follows her reverently through this temple where she seems to reign as lady of the house. 

She was nine years old in the 1940s when she stepped onto the Opéra stage for the first time. Under the aegis of Serge Lifar and Georges Balanchine, she would become one of its greatest stars. With the exception of an escapade to the American Ballet, she never left Garnier. A dancer and choreographer, she revolutionised the repertoire by introducing jazz, with the complicity of Gene Kelly. In the 2002 season, “Mlle Bessy” returned to the stage for Le Concours, signed by Maurice Béjart, her longstanding accomplice. Manuel Legris and Laetitia Pujol, her former students, whose partner she is today, narrate this unusual adventure. In the costume wardrobe, she rediscovers that of Phaedra, designed for her by Cocteau. On the rooftops, out of bounds, she scrambles around with Marie-Claude Pietragalla, each one remembering some anecdote as a petit rat in the corps de ballet. 

Bessy, Claude

After studying at the Paris Opera Ballet School, she joined the company’s corps de ballet in 1946. In 1956 she was nominated Danseuse Étoile and went on to have an illustrious career there. Invited abroad, she performed with the ABT (1958 and 1959) and with the Bolshoi in Moscow (1961). She was appointed for a year as director of the Paris Opera Ballet (1970-1971), then directed the Opera Ballet School from 1972 to 2004. She featured in several films (in particular Invitation to the Dance, directed by G. Kelly, 1956) and is the author of the books Danseuse étoile (1961) and La Danse pour passion (2006).


With her feminine, sensual, sculptural beauty, she shone in a variety of dramatic styles. As a classical repertoire performer, she appeared in many creations produced by Serge Lifar and Gene Kelly amongst others and Maurice Béjart chose her for the reproduction of Boléro in 1970. She created several choreographies, including Play Bach (1962) and Mouvements (1980), for the Paris Opera Ballet School students. She brought her experience to this institution, which she reformed, managed to decentralize it to Nanterre and implemented boarding facilities. Strong-willed, she established high-level training there which, although continuing to uphold French academic tradition, opened up to other techniques and disciplines. By organizing annual open days, performances and tours, she was key to the School’s renown in France and abroad.


Source : Germaine Prudhommeau, Nathalie Lecomte, Dictionnaire de la danse, dir. Philippe Le Moal, Larousse, 2008

Kelly, Gene

Eugene Curran Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the third son of Harriet Catherine (Curran) and James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman. His father was of Irish descent and his mother was of Irish and German ancestry.


 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest and most powerful studio in Hollywood when Gene Kelly arrived in town in 1941. He came direct from the hit 1940 original Broadway production of "Pal Joey" and planned to return to the Broadway stage after making the one film required by his contract. His first picture for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was Pour moi et ma mie (1942) with Judy Garland. What kept Kelly in Hollywood were "the kindred creative spirits" he found behind the scenes at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The talent pool was especially large during World War II, when Hollywood was a refuge for many musicians and others in the performing arts of Europe who were forced to flee the Nazis. After the war, a new generation was coming of age. Those who saw Un Américain à Paris (1951) would try to make real life as romantic as the reel life they saw portrayed in that musical, and the first time they saw Paris, they were seeing again in memory the seventeen-minute ballet sequence set to the title song written by George Gershwin and choreographed by Kelly. The sequence cost a half million dollars (U.S.) to make in 1951 dollars. Another Kelly musical of the era, Chantons sous la pluie (1952), was one of the first 25 films selected by the Library of Congress for its National Film Registry. Kelly was in the same league as Fred Astaire, but instead of a top hat and tails Kelly wore work clothes that went with his masculine, athletic dance style.


Gene Kelly died at age 83 of complications from two strokes on February 2, 1996 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California.


Source : Imdb

Mlle Bessy, la force d'un destin

Artistic direction / Conception : Nicolas Ribowski

Choreography : Gene Kelly, Claude Bessy

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Ciné développement, Mezzo, Odyssée ; Participation : CNC, ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (DMDTS)

Duration : 53'

Our videos suggestions
47:41

The heart of the sand

Acogny, Germaine (Senegal)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
28:55

Carolyn Carslon, A Woman of Many Faces

Carlson, Carolyn (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
54:01

Carolyn Carlson, Solo

Carolyn Carlson, Solo (Italy)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
03:38

Yvette Chauviré

Fokine, Michel (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
02:14

La Minute du spectateur : Roy Assaf

Assaf, Roy (Israel)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
04:27

Samia forever

Samia forever (Samia forever)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
01:52

Ghazeia danseuse d'Egypte

Ghazeia danseuse d'Egypte (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
02:05

Douar [teaser]

Attou, Kader (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
03:17

Yvette Chauviré

Chauviré, Yvette (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
01:00:20

Babilée 91

Babilée, Jean (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
58:58

L'Homme qui danse

L'Homme qui danse (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
01:43:47

Maguy Marin, le pari de la rencontre

Marin, Maguy (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
27:33

Demain la veille, spécial Dominique Bagouet

Bagouet, Dominique (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
01:24:57

Maïa

Plissetskaïa, Maïa (Russian Federation)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
10:25

Mystère Babilée (Le)

Babilée, Jean (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
08:47

Sur les pas de Noureev

Noureev, Rudolf (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
17:30

Le pasodoble de Caroline

Kelemenis, Michel (France)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
05:50

Floréal

Floréal (Belgium)

  • Add to playlists
  • Remove from your favoritesAdd to your favorites
Our themas suggestions

COLLECTION BAGOUET

Exposition virtuelle

Montpellier Danse

COLLECTION BAGOUET

Exposition virtuelle

Dominique Bagouet a créé plus de 45 pièces en 15 ans. Certaines ont marqué le paysage chorégraphique entre 1980 et 1992, année de sa disparition. Cette collection montre les œuvres les plus emblématiques et s’enrichit au fur et à mesure de films liés à la transmission de son répertoire grâce au travail mené par l’association Les Carnets Bagouet créée par ses interprètes aprè

Discover
Know more

Western classical dance enters the modernity of the 20th century: The Ballets russes and the Ballets suédois

Parcours

Céline Roux

Western classical dance enters the modernity of the 20th century: The Ballets russes and the Ballets suédois

Parcours

If the 19th century is that of romanticism, the entry into the new century is synonymous of modernity! It was a few decades later that it would be assigned, a posteriori, the name of “neo-classical”. 

Discover
Know more

Improvisation

Parcours

Philippe Guisgand

Improvisation

Parcours

 Discovery of improvisation’s specificities in dance. 

Discover
Know more
By accessing the website, you acknowledge and accept the use of cookies to assist you in your browsing.
You can block these cookies by modifying the security parameters of your browser or by clicking onthis link.
I accept Learn more