Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Faun with dancers James O’Hara and Daisy Phillips, and music by Debussy and Nitin Sawhney. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Ballets Russes, Sadler’s Wells commissioned four choreographers to create a work honouring the legacy of impresario Sergei Diaghilev. In the Spirit of Diaghilev featured new pieces by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Russell Maliphant, Wayne McGregor and Javier De Frutos. The […]
3 minute promo for Life in Progress: Sylvie Guillem’s final dance programme featuring new works by Akram Khan and Russell Maliphant, and Mats Ek’s touching and poignant Bye, which was made especially for her and performed as part of the 6000 miles away. Edited from a multi-camera live recording to be released on DVD late 2015.
Choreographed by Crystal Pite in response to Thomas Adès’ vast and formidable Polaris. A cast of 60 dancers in the spiralling structures inspired by Adès’ creation, and an ensemble of 65 musicians playing in the orchestra pit and in the auditorium. Polaris was the breathtaking culmination of Sadler’s Wells’ See the Music, Hear the Dance, an evening of Thomas Adès’ music, in which the composer conducts the Britten Sinfonia and, in […]
An early short Turnage piece, especially filmed for BBC music magazine The Score. Excerpt from a 5 minute film featuring saxophonist Martin Robertson and Django Bates, and shot in a derelict warehouse on the Isle of Dogs, east London. The building had been used for filming London’s Burning but was now burnt-out, abandoned and inhabited by weeds […]
A short edited excerpt of Plane Song, a 30 minute Sound on Film for the BBC. The BBC invited collaborations between film makers and composers to make a film with an original score or soundtrack. I approached South African composer Kevin Volans and together we planed the film: the structure, look, sound world and location. Filmed […]
One night in the British Museum – among the marbles. Deborah Bull and Thomas Edur for BBC series The Dancer’s Body. Choreograhed by Wayne MacGregor, filmed by Jeff Baynes, directed and edited by Deborah May.