Peter Quanz's Rodin/Claudel
Choreographer Peter Quanz has already produced works for London's Royal Ballet, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company, the American Ballet Theatre and a company in Siberia.
These days, he's in Montreal working on the ballet Rodin/Claudel which is inspired by the passionate, tragic love story of two great French sculptors - the well-known Auguste Rodin (The Thinker) and his lesser known young lover, Camille Claudel. Camille Claudel was also a very talented sculptor (some even think Rodin stole some of her ideas) but she ended up in an asylum for the last 30 years of her life. It's a story that has fascinated the French.
There's a biography written about Camille Claudel and a feature film starring Isabelle Adjani and Gerard Dépardieu. In fact, Peter Quanz will be at the Cinématheque quebecoise later today to introduce a screening of Camille Claudel, the movie.
Peter Quanz spoke to guest host Jeanette Kelly.