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Alain Platel, choreographer and Director, les ballets C de la B (1/3)

Feb 15, 2011 32:43

In this first of three episodes we meet Alain Platel, the trailblazing founder and director of Belgian contemporary dance company les ballets C de la B. Alain describes the period leading up to his initial career as a remedial educationalist, how a theatre hobby quickly turns into a full-time choreographic career and the founding of les ballets C de la B, and the creation of its breakthrough piece Bonjour Madame. He comments on the Flemish choreographic art of the period and its influence on contemporary dance.