Kumu Documentary. Reset
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Dir Thierry Demaizière, Alban Teurlai, France 2016, 110 min
In French with English subtitles
In early 2013, it was announced that the choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied, known as the man behind the ballet “Black Swan”, would take over as director of the Paris Opera Ballet. “Reset” follows Millepied on the eve of his first gala with the Opera, designing and refining his inaugural choreography for the esteemed institution. As a film “Reset” possesses the same artistic assuredness as its subject, as he blocks out the preliminary steps for his choreography. It explores various concepts of space simultaneously: digital space, the space of the opera house (each scene opens with a declaration of which studio it’s in) and the space of the stage, the distance from stage right to stage left. It’s a portrait of a watershed moment for one of ballet’s oldest institutions and one of its brightest new stars, both on the cusp of great transition.