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Scenes from a Ferry by Alexander Ekman 2017

”We were seen as the perfect couple. No complications. Won’t you miss never to sleep with anyone but me? I am pregnant. What shall we do now? Do you want a divorce? I don’t know. I am totally confused.”

The internationally acclaimed Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman creates creates an experimental and improvised choreographic installation with movements, and a dialogue based on Ingmar Bergman’s praised TV- series from 1973 ’Scenes from a marriage’. The TV-series was broadcasted all over the world and created debate and controversy as it, based on Bergman’s own experiences, in an unusually frank manner exposed psychological tensions in a marriage.

The performance has never been rehearsed. The dancers only got brief instructions and some codes to follow. Alexander Ekman dances together with dancers from the Royal Swedish Ballet.

The Swedish composer Mikael Karlsson has written most of the music in the flm and accompanies and improvises himself on a piano based on Ekman’s ideas and instructions.

Ingmar Bergman’s son Ingmar Bergman jr is executive producer, together with Marie-Louise Sid-Sylwander, rehearsal director at the Royal Swedish Ballet.

The installation was flmed during its first performance at the ‘Bergman Week’ festival in Fårö, Sweden.

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Concert for the Pope – Lully: Te Deum / Biber: Missa Salisburgensis at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, Rome in 4K

Within the framework of the remembrances of the end of the World War I. France and Czech Republic offered a concert to the Pope, an exceptional evening on October 25th 2018, organized by Château de Versailles Spectacles at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome.

In the program:
Te Deum by Lully & Missa Salisburgensis by Biber

Václav Luks, the talented Prague conductor of Collegium 1704 takes up the challenge of reviving these works of considerable proportions with the choir of the Centre of Baroque Music of Versailles.

Genre: Classical Music Concert
Director: Julien Condemine
Year: 2018
Duration: 90 minutes
Format: 4K HDR

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Salif Keita live at Jazz à la Villette 2018

The return to the stage of one of the biggest voices on the African continent, celebrating a career spanning half a century: Salif Keita.

It was in 1968 that Salif Keita made his own revolution: breaking with his princely family who opposed his desire to become a singer (function reserved for the caste of the griots), he settled in Bamako and made his debut in the marketplaces, cafes and discos. Shortly after, he joined the Rail Band of saxophonist Tidiani Koné, whose success in all of West Africa brought his fame. Half a century later, Keita is recognized as a star of African music, for the beauty of his voice, and for his ability to keep the spirit of his Mandinka roots and his traditional instruments in productions of international stature. What a joy to find the great singer, inventor of an Afro-pop who has toured the world, and whose appearances have become rare in recent years, at the heart of an evening that celebrates Africa’s creative dynamism.

Genre: World Music
Director: Giuseppe de Vecchi
Duration: 56 minutes
Format: HD

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Brad Mehldau “Three Pieces After Bach” live at the Philharmonie de Paris 2018

Brad Mehldau is one of the most influential jazz musicians of the last twenty years. For this exceptional program, he takes Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier as a starting point to inspire his compositions.

By committing to Three Pieces After Bach, a project created at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2015, Brad Mehldau was immediately clear in his approach: “It’s not a question here of doing jazzy Bach. I have nothing against that, but my program only includes works by Johann Sebastian Bach or my own music.” Even if the influence of classical music – and that of Bach in particular – has always been big for many jazz musicians, what Brad Mehldau is proposing here is quite novel. The American pianist has always grasped his art without blinders on, and with unfailing intellectual rigor, whether playing his own composition or a jazz standard, or even a Radiohead pop theme. Three Pieces After Bach is first and foremost his personal way of taking on Bach’s heritage on virgin paths. From the Modern Jazz Quartet to Jacques Loussier via Joachim Kühn and, more recently, Dan Tepfer, the history of jazz is full of experiments around the Cantor of Leipzig, but the one that Mehldau offers is unlike any other.

Genre: Jazz / Classical music concert
Director: Samuel Thiebaut
Duration: 75 minutes
Format: HD

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Nuit Erik Satie with Nicolas Horvath at the Philharmonie de Paris 2018

The young French virtuoso Nicolas Horvath makes you live a unique experience until the end of the Nuit Blanche, tackling all the works for piano of the composer Erik Satie.

After having marked audiences with his 24-hour marathon at Maison de la radio in 2015 and his 11-hour concert at Nuit Blanche 2016, Nicolas Horvath revisits complete works in an entirely new format with the composer Erik Satie.

The pianist-performer, reiterates the experience on the occasion of the 2018 Nuit Blanche at the Philharmonie de Paris, two years after his memorable performance of piano works by Philip Glass.

From “Gothic Dances” to “Silly Pranks”, the pianist accustomed to working on lengthy performances, explores contemporary music and is interested in the importance of the context of the work and the intentions of the composer.

Throughout this timeless night, Nicolas Horvath transports spectators through his immersive performance.

Genre: Classical music concert
Director: Thierry Villeneuve
Duration: 8H31MIN OR 1H30MIN
Format: HD

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The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper Live with Ed Harcourt, Carl Barât, Peter Doherty and more 2017 4K

While Sgt. Pepper’s may very well be purely a product of the recording studio, Beatles fans continue to be frustrated by not having been able to hear it live.

British musician and composer Ed Harcourt, author of 6 highly acclaimed albums and collaborator of Marianne Faithfull, Patti Smith, Erik Truffaz, gathered for this occasion a « supergroup » with top artists from the British independent rock scene. With him, members of The Libertines, Supergrass, the Coral, The Beta Band, Prima Scream for a special tribute, resolutely British and rock.

Genre: Pop / Rock
Director: Sylvain Pierrel
Duration: 64 minutes
Format: 4K HDR

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