Millepied Documentary to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Benjamin Millepied rehearsing POB dancers. Photo by Gerard Uferas via Paris Match.
Benjamin Millepied rehearsing POB dancers. Photo by Gerard Uferas via Paris Match.

Movie buffs and ballet lovers rejoice! A new dance film called Reset, about Benjamin Millepied directing the Paris Opéra Ballet, will premiere April 20 during the Tribeca Film Festival, with New York screenings running through April 23. Directed by Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai, the documentary reveals the intense creation process of Millepied’s Clear Loud Bright Forward, which debuted at POB’s 2015 gala. The title of the piece, and Millepied’s use of only corps de ballet dancers, (unsubtly) stated his mission to shake up the rigid institution. It’s especially poignant in retrospect, given how his battle with entrenched tradition turned out.

Millepied, photo by Loic Venance/Getty Images via The New York Times.
Millepied, photo by Loic Venance/Getty Images via The New York Times.

The trailer promises tons of stunning dance footage, plus up close shots of the man behind the headlines and his choreographic process. All of the action takes place before news broke of the overhaul that will take place this summer.

Millepied set out to inject some modernism into the world’s oldest ballet company. Reset will show us how, in the form of gripping dance and filmmaking. Visit Tribeca Film Festival website for tickets, theaters, schedule and updates.

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