© T.M. Rives

EFM Screening ‘Play Serious’

Presented by SVT – Swedish Television

How do you succeed in creating a new classic at one of the world’s most prestigious stages? Is it even possible? It is obviously not easy but it can be done. Enter the mythical Garnier Opera backstage with choreographer Alexander Ekman as he juggles time constraints and personal anxiety and as he explores the almost limitless possibilities of an extraordinary dance company. A recently finished behind-the-scenes documentary that has already won prizes for filmmaker T. M. Rives's intuitive and personal storytelling.

  • © T.M. Rives

GENRE Documentary PRODUCTION YEAR 2018 DURATION 58 min RECORDING LOCATION The Garnier Opera, Paris DATE OF RECORDING Autumn 2017/Spring 2018 DIRECTOR / EDITOR T M Rives EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Ditte Feuk DISTRIBUTION TV Odd Beast CHOREOGRAPHY BY Alexander Ekman COMPOSER Mikael Karlsson COSTUMES Alexander Ekman, Xavier Ronze DANCE COMPANY Ballet de l’Opera de Paris LIBRETTO Alexander Ekman STAGE DIRECTOR Alexander Ekman


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