title : Véronique Doisneau (2004)
a commission by : the Paris national Opera
concept : Jérôme Bel
with extracts of ballets from : Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot (Giselle), Merce Cunningham (Points in Space), Mats Ek (Giselle), Rudolf Noureev (La Bayadère - Marius Petipa / Le Lac des cygnes - Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov)
creation : Paris (France) on September 22nd 2004, at the Paris national Opera, Palais Garnier
with : Veronique Doisneau
production : Opera national de Paris (Paris)
thanks to : Merce Cunningham, Mats Ek and the Rudolf Noureev Foundation
duration : 30 minutes
language : French or English version
R.B Jérôme Bel is supported by the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d'Ile-de-France, French Ministry for Culture and Communication, by the Institut Français, French Ministry for Foreign Affairs, for its international tours and by ONDA - Office National de Diffusion Artistique - for its tours in France
website : www.jeromebel.fr
Invited to make a piece for the ballet of the Paris Opera by her director Brigitte Lefèvre, Jérôme Bel wanted to stage a kind of theatrical documentary on the work of one of the dancers of the ballet : Véronique Doisneau.
The dancer, closed to the retirement age, alone on stage, retrospectively and subjectively considers her own career as ballerina inside this institution.