Gallant Indies / Indes galantes (2020)

  • 2020
  • UK Premiere
  • 1h 48m
  • France

Gallant Indies began when young filmmaker Clément Cogitore agreed to stage Jean-Philippe Rameau’s baroque masterpiece Les Indes galantes at Opéra national de Paris, working with acclaimed choreographer Bintou Dembélé. By combining urban dance such as hip-hop, krump, break, and voguing with classical music, they look to challenge the cultural expectations of this venerable, four-century-old institution. In Philippe Béziat’s adventurous film, various contemporary political realities come into collision – whether in rehearsals or public performances – which, combined with the animated song and dance, produce a tremendous sense of emotional energy. Cultural barriers and societal norms are shown to fall apart, all through the power of art. Philippe Béziat’s film asks a pertinent, unspoken question: could a new generation of artists storm the Bastille today?


French, English

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Gallant Indies Q&A

Gallant Indies Q&A