Curator : N.T. Binh Design and artistic direction : Pierre Giner Numeric and digital conception : Trafik Light : Yves Caizergues
Film musicals are enjoying a huge revival among all generations boosted by extraordinary media enthusiasm. So the Philharmonie de Paris would like to devote a spectacular world-exclusive exhibition to the genre. This exhibition examines the making of musicals in the USA, Europe and explores variations in other cultures, especially Egypt and India. The exhibition adopts the narrative line of hit musicals such as Broadway Melody (1929), Singin’ in the Rain (1953) or Moulin Rouge (2002), up to La La Land (2016), following all the stages in the production of a musical from the development of the idea to its triumphant performance, via casting, the recording of the music, filming, editing, etc. The exhibition contains smaller, distinct spaces, where the making of a film musical, from the development of the idea to its triomphant performance, is detailed in its different phases (writing, casting, music recording, choregraphy, shooting, dubbing etc.).
Textiles & Costumes
Paintings Drawings & Prints
Manuscripts Books & Maps
Film & Sound
Available Package Options
Collection and interpretation
More Details About Technical Requirements
Sound and audiovisual supervision and installation on-site by 3 technicians specialized: -one technician for video: 10 days -one technician for interactive devices: 6 days (following the interactives modules made for the version) -one technician for sound: 6 days Supervision included in the fee but except traveling and accommodation costs.
Audiovisual and sound requirements provided on demand.
Can be provided on-demand :
- Artwork list - AV and Sound requirements - Virtual visit - Tool kit
Past and Future Venues
First Presentation in Paris (France): From October 19th, 2018 to January 27th, 2019.
This exhibition offers, among others:
A giant 80 feet screen showing excerpts and montages in HD specifically created for this exhibition. This 45 minutes projection will enable visitors to compare Fred Astaire and Michael Jackson, or Elvis Presley and John Travolta, etc. through 15 sequences.
A motion capture system, allowing visitors to see themselves dancing in a movie with a tap dance class.
400 photographs and documents (storyboards, scenarios, music scores, tap dance scores, posters...) shown on screens, projected or printed in high quality
150 clips, from 100 famous or rarely seen musicals
A lot of interactive devices allowing visitors to discover Musicals history and its production around the world.