Save The Date | Sylvie Guillem

October 5, 2013

Ballet News

Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature

Sylvie Guillem

Sylvie Guillem

A revealing portrait of Sylvie Guillem, one of the greatest dancers of our time. Hand-picked by Rudolph Nureyev at the age of 19, she was the youngest ever ‘etoile’, the highest-ranking female dancer at the Paris Opera Ballet and later, the star of The Royal Ballet here in London.

A rebel who reshaped ballet, Guillem has always fearlessly pursued her own artistic vision, earning an uncompromising reputation and the nickname ‘Mademoiselle Non!’. At 48 years old she remains an imperious physical force – but for how much longer? With an eye on life after dance, Guillem is now reinventing herself as an environmental campaigner.

Filmed over several months with exclusive access, this programme explores what happens when a force of nature becomes a force for nature, and follows Guillem as she continues to defy her own body, confronting the future while remaining one of dance’s most mesmerising trailblazers.

Wednesday 22:00 BBC Two except Northern Ireland

Duration: 29 minutes

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9 Responses to “Save The Date | Sylvie Guillem”

  1. Ballet News Says:

    James Ghani commented : Thanks for the prompt!

  2. Ballet News Says:

    Barbara Winslow commented : I love her dancing.

  3. Ballet News Says:

    Deborah Fielding commented : Thank you for that…

  4. Ballet News Says:

    Jill Rivers commented : and she’s coming to Melbourne – wahoo!

  5. Ballet News Says:

    Roger Handley commented : Could not agree more and at 48 years old, She is still amazing””’.

  6. Ballet News Says:

    Amado Barrientos commented : A superb ballerina…

  7. Ballet News Says:

    Andy Cawston commented : WOW!

  8. Ballet News Says:

    Martina Bärchen commented : Sylviiiiiieeee!!!! D:

  9. Sylvie Williams Says:

    I loved watching her dance…saw her in Manon many times….she was the best, wonderful……shall definitly watch on Wednesday!!!!!Thank you.