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documentary Dance on Screen A documentary by Reiner E. Moritz

A documentary by Reiner E. Moritz

Dance on Screen A documentary by Reiner E. Moritz


Dance is, by its very nature, an ephemeral art form: the dancers dance, one movement gives way to another, and the only intangible trace is left in the mind of the spectator, a memory whose contours will fade in time. But beginning in the 19th century, two innovations would come to revolutionize this evanescent dynamic: standardized ballet notation, which enabled choreographers to preserve and pass on their work, and then the video camera, which allowed audiences to see—again and again—not only bodies in motion, but even facial expressions that lasted only an instant.

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  • Maya Plisetskaya | Dancer
  • Galina Ulanova | Dancer
  • Martha Graham | Dancer
  • Rudolf Nureyev | Dancer
  • Margot Fonteyn | Dancer
  • Josette Amiel | Dancer
  • Flemming Flindt | Dancer
  • John Neumeier
  • Yuri Fateev


  • Directed by:
    • Reiner E. Moritz
  • Production date: 2013
  • Duration: 58 min
  • Production: © IMZ
  • Available version(s): FR, EN
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