English National Ballet: Reunion
Dancers Laid in Earth: Precious Adams, Jeffrey Cirio, James Streeter, Erina Takahashi
Echoes By Russell Maliphant
A film by Michael Nunn & William Trevitt
Russell Maliphant creates ever-shifting choreography and uses light as an integral partner in the creative process. Collaborating with video artist Panagiotis Tomaras, with commissioned sound design by Dana Fouras, costumes by Stevie Stewart, and brought to the screen by award-winning filmmakers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, the result is mesmerising.
Laid in Earth By Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
A film by Thomas James
The earth and the underworld intertwine and overlap in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s “torn apart” quartet, Laid in Earth, interpreted for screen in director Thomas James’s ethereal film, a surreal blending of fluid choreography and an eerie other-worldly aesthetic.
Laid in Earth is set to Purcell’s famous aria from Dido and Aeneas – sung by mezzo soprano Flora McIntosh — as well as new electronic music by composer and multi-instrumentalist Olga Wojciechowska, a long-time collaborator of Cherkaoui.
Reunion: Laid in Earth & Echoes