Director: Olivia Rochette, Gerard-Jan Claes with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

84 minutes, Belgium-France, 2012, Colour

On May 25th 2011, the world-renowned Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris presented Rain, its first ever performance of a choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, one of the most prominent choreographers in contemporary dance and founder of acclaimed dance company Rosas.

This poetic documentary follows the rehearsal process from the auditions to the opening performance, focusing on how De Keersmaeker and the Rosas dancers convey the dance idiom of the choreographer to the classically trained ballet dancers.

The rigidity of ballet gives way to another kind of severity, namely the mathematical pattern of Rain, which conceals a powerful emotional layering.

Presented by the IFI and the Dublin Dance Festival (May 20th-31st). Free list suspended. 

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