Leda and the Swan by Kim Brandstrup now on YouTube featuring Tommy Franzen, Zenaida Yanowsky and Fiona Shaw
This film was shown at the Royal Opera House 5th-7th November as part of Deloitte Ignite. I hope you enjoy!
Choreographer and director Kim Brandstrup’s short dance film Leda and the Swan, commissioned by The Royal Ballet for Deloitte Ignite 2014. Performed by dancers Zenaida Yanowsky and Tommy Franzen, and Yeats’s poetry read by actor Fiona Shaw.
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The annual contemporary arts festival at the Royal Opera House. Deloitte Ignite 2014 was curated by The Royal Ballet and The National Gallery’s Minna Moore Ede, this year’s festival is a feast of dance and visual art.
The month-long festival celebrated and explored the origin of myth and creation through dance, visual art, film, music and movement. The festival focused on two archetypal myths: Prometheus, the Titan who creates man from clay and steals fire from the Gods, and Leda and the Swan, the mysterious conjunction of a mortal woman and the god Zeus, disguised as a swan.
I will be taking over the role created by Royal Ballet’s Thomas Whitehead, in Royal Ballet soloist Kristen McNally’s “indie ballet” work ‘Don’t Blame The Player, Blame The Game’. Come to Cloud Dance Festival at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington on the 23rd and 24th of July to watch it.