Backstage Romeo and Juliet

Backstage Romeo and Juliet

Directed with the students of the Master cinema ECAL x HEAD, Backstage Romeo and Juliet is an immersion in the backstage of a ballet at the Grand Theater of Geneva during a performance.

Workshop (2009)

Professors
Thomas Isler
Know-how
documentary

Documentary

Synopsis

The show behind the show: Backstage Romeo and Juliet is an immersion in the backstage of a ballet at the Grand Theater of Geneva for the duration of a performance. A space where dancers, technicians and musicians evolve, where the extreme tension of the performance and the relaxed expectation, the physical excellence and the daily work are mixed.

The interest is not to film the artistic process and the elaboration of a show, but rather the functioning of the "machinery" behind the stage, before, during and after the performance. To capture the gestures and actions of the actors, dancers and technicians, make-up artists, props makers, set designers, lighting directors... everything that is organized around the stage. The interest of the proposed exercise is to capture the interactions between people, the expectation, the tension, the signs of coordination.

CINEMA, Backstage Roméo Juliette