The 300-year old Paris Opera Ballet School is today a mythical place with an international reputation. In September 2011, it was home to 130 pupils, aged from 8 to 18, all driven by the same desire - to dance one day at the Paris Opera. Our camera was allowed to accompany them for a whole school year. The characters are: the younger students, who are amazingly determined for their age; the older students, who, at the age of 16, are already professional dancers; their teachers, who are often principal dancers; and all those who watch over this very singular world. This 6-part chronicle of life at the school reveals the extraordinary mechanics of precision that lead the students to the threshold of the Corps de Ballet.
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