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Dancing Beethoven
Dancing Beethoven
Premios Goya 2018 - Richard Perron, Arantxa Aguirre y José Luis López Linares (Dancing Beethoven) 02.jpg
Richard Perron, Arantxa Aguirre and José Luis López Linares at the 32nd Goya Awards
Directed byArantxa Aguirre
Screenplay byArantxa Aguirre
StarringZubin Mehta
Music byLudwig van Beethoven
CinematographyRafael Reparaz
Edited byValeria Gentile
  • Coproducción España-Suiza
  • Fondation Béjart Ballet Lausanne
  • Fondation Maurice Béjart
  • López-Li Films
Distributed byMárgenes Distribución Arsenal Filmverleih
Release date
  • April 28, 2017 (2017-04-28) (Spain)
Running time
80 min

Dancing Beethoven is a 2017 documentary film by the Spanish director Arantxa Aguirre.[1] It is about the work of the choreographer Maurice Béjart, founder of the Ballet of the 20th Century and other dance companies.[2] It was released on April 28, 2017.[3] Shooting took place in Lausanne and Tokyo over nine months.[3]

It tells the story of a revival of choreography created by Bejart in the 1960s for Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The performance is given in Tokyo and the dancers are from the Béjart Ballet Lausanne and Tokyo Ballet, accompanied by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta.[4]


  • Malya Roman
  • Julien Favreau
  • Elisabet Ros
  • Kateryna Shalkina
  • Óscar Chacón
  • Gil Roman as a member of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne
  • Kathleen Thielhem
  • Masayoshi Onuki
  • Alanna Archibald as a cello player
  • Simon Hoffman as a cello player
  • Zubin Mehta as the director

Awards and nominations

Dancing Beethoven was nominated in the 32nd Goya Awards for Best Documentary Film and for the XXIII Premio Cinematográfico José María Forqué[5] although finally Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo won.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Dancing Beethoven". Fotogramas (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Cervera, Marta (April 29, 2017). "Arantxa Aguirre: 'Bejart no es solo para balletómanos'". El Periódico de Catalunya (in Spanish). Barcelona. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ a b "'DANCING BEETHOVEN' SE ESTRENA EN CINES". Danza.es (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música. April 25, 2017. Archived from the original on 5 May 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Dancing Beethoven". Antena 3 Noticias (in Spanish). Madrid. April 28, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Redacción (December 27, 2017). "Dancing Beethoven, nominada a los Premios Goya y Forqué". Mundo Clásico (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "'Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo', Goya al mejor documental". Radio Televisión Española (in Spanish). February 4, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "'Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo', de Gustavo Salmerón, Mejor película documental en los Premios Goya 2018". Europa Press (in Spanish). Madrid. February 4, 2018. Retrieved 2018.

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