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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.

Leda and the Swan

Tommy dances in the cinemas in the opera The Fairy Queen

I was part of the Glyndebourne production of The Fairy Queen (by Henry Purcell) in 2009 as a dancer and aerialist. It was filmed and will premiere at Apollo Cinemas on the 8th May 2011 at 2.30pm. A big part of the cast will be going to watch the premiere at the Apollo cinema in Piccadilly Circus.

It can also be bought on DVD and Blu-ray



Director: Jonathan Kent

Choreographer: Kim Brandstrup

The trailer can be watched by copy and past the below link into your web browser. (Look out for a green man with a bush on his head 😉



Stephen McRae, Tommy Franzen and Kim Brandstrup at National Dance Awards.

We were all nominees and worked together on the show Goldberg at The Royal Opera House 2009