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Season 37, Episode 13 La Danse: Le Ballet de l'Opera de Paris

First Aired: June 16, 2010

Frederick Wiseman's documentary about the Paris Opera Ballet, "La Danse: Le Ballet de l'Opera de Paris," captures rehearsals and performances of such ballets as Wayne McGregor's "Genus," Pierre Lacotte's "Paquita," Rudolf Nureyev's "The Nutcracker," Angelin Preljocaj's "Medea," Mats Ek's "The House of Bernarda Alba," Sasha Waltz' "Romeo and Juliet" and Pina Bausch's Orpheus and Eurydyce.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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