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Dancing Bournonville

Jørgen Leth, Denmark, 1979

52 min.DK/Documentary

A documentary about the importance of August Bournonville, the greatest name in the history of the Royal Danish Ballet and still an invaluable asset. The film demonstrates how Bournonville has influenced and inspired generation after generation of ballet dancers and choreographers. We see how daily training in ballet classes take place, and how the staging of a production is handled. There are excerpts from three famous Bournonville ballets: »The Conservatoire«, »The Kermis at Bruges« and »Napoli«.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title At danse Bournonville
Danish title At danse Bournonville
Other titles Dancing Bournonville, Bailar Bournonville
Keywords Bournonville, Auguste, Ballet, Ballet dancers, Ballet rehearsal, Royal Ballet, The, Royal Theatre, The, 1970-1979
Director Jørgen Leth
Screenplay Ole John
Director of Photography Dan Holmberg, Jan Weincke, Mikael Salomon, Peter Klitgaard
Editor Anders Refn
Sound Niels Bokkenheuser
Appearances Den Kongelige Ballet, Hans Brenaa
Production country Denmark
Production companies Filmselskabet
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 574 meter, 16 mm, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 23.11.1979
Cinemas Dagmar præsentation
TV release 06.08.1990, TV 2
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Filmselskabet
Commissioned by Statens Filmcentral, Udenrigsministeriet
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral

Direction

Direction Jørgen Leth

Script

Script Ole John

Production

Production manager Ole John

Cinematography

Camera assistant Björn Blixt
Camera assistant Uffe Kaare Thomsen
Camera assistant Fritz Schrøder
Camera assistant Søren Berthelin
Camera assistant Torben Jensen
Camera assistant Jesper Find
Cinematography Dan Holmberg
Cinematography Jan Weincke
Cinematography Mikael Salomon
Cinematography Peter Klitgaard

Stills

Stills Vibeke Winding

Electrical dept.

Best boy Jan Weincke
Best boy Leif Barney Fick

Editing

Editing Anders Refn

Music

Conductor Peter Ernst Lassen
Orchestra Det Kongelige Kapel

Sound

Sound Niels Bokkenheuser

Other credits

Expert Ebbe Mørk

Voiceover

Voiceover Jørgen Leth

Appearance

Appearance Den Kongelige Ballet
Appearance Hans Brenaa

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