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Janine Charrat, L'Instinct de la Danse

Janine Charrat, L'Instinct de la Danse


The movie directors Luc Riolon and Rachel Seddoh present the life and work of the great French dancer, Janine Charrat.

A child prodigy, Janine Charrat made her debut at the age of 12 in Jean Benoît-Lévypar's La Mort du cygne (The Death of the Swan, 1937). Then supported by Serge Lifar and Roland Petit, Janine Charrat soon became a leading artist acclaimed by the Parisian inteligentsia of the après-guerre period. As usual, Jean Cocteau coined the most poetic phrase to describe this exceptional dancer: "Janine Charrat, solitary walker, goes beyond the stars" ("Janine Charrat, marcheuse solitaire, va au-delà des étoiles.").

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  • Directed by:
    • Rachel Seddoh
    • Luc Riolon
  • Production date: 2001
  • Duration: 54 min
  • Production: © Les Films Pénélope / ARTE France / TSR
  • Available version(s): FR


  • Janine Charrat
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