Watch: Autumn Season film starring Royal Ballet dancers and the Minotaur
Take a look at our new promo film prior to curtain up on the 2012/13 Autumn Season.
Starring The Minotaur and five artists from The Royal Ballet (Christina Arestis, Claire Calvert, Leanne Cope, Nathalie Harrison, Laura McCulloch), the trailer references and expands upon the much-talked-about Autumn Season brochure cover starring Marianela Núñez and the mythical half-man, half-bull.
The filming took place over two days at The Backstage Centre at High House Production Park in Thurrock. Of the experience, Royal Ballet First Artist Nathalie Harrison said:
“Filming in such a vast space certainly felt very different to performing in the Covent Garden auditorium. After acclimatizing to the height of the shoot, playback of the music began and we began exploring the expansive warehouse space. We couldn’t see much at all, with the smoke, lighting and costumes, we kept a breathing rhythm and synced our movements as much as possible. It grew to feel quite animalistic up there, a little surreal and unlike anything any of us had done previously. The film has a personal vibe, not a performance but something more intimate, like a snap shot of a performer’s private preparation. Making it has proved an exciting start to a new season.”
If you’d like to find out more about our Autumn Season, read our essential guide. Tickets are on sale now.
What do you think of the film? What are you most looking forward to seeing during the Autumn Season?