Jane Avril – The life of a Moulin Rouge dancer (Documentary)

Jane Avril – The life of a Moulin Rouge dancer (Work in progress)
Video, 1 H 20 min
2022

Jane Avril – The life of a Moulin Rouge dancer is an artistic documentary where I tell all the facts I have found about Jane Avril’s life in detail, starting from her birth in 1868 to her death in 1943.
I reference all the historical facts and plausible stories I had found up until 2022.
The documentary is shot in Paris and in Jouy-en-Josas, France. I often present info on her in front of places linked to that period in Jane’s life.

My sources are population censuses, the archive of Performing Arts – Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the archive of Museé Montmarte, a biography on Jane Avril from 1952, and my translation of Jane Avril’s memoirs from 1933, as well as biographies on Toulouse-Lautrec and the catalog from Courtauld Gallery’s exhibition Toulouse-Lautrec and Jane Avril – Beyond The Moulin Rouge.