Capturing beautiful live action for cultural icons, the english national ballet
Tags: Culture; Online; Film Production; Multi-camera; Live Event; Trailer Production; Social
The English National Ballet is an important and historic part of our country’s culture, and revered globally as a leading light amongst the world’s performing arts companies. We have been proud to support their work, from their iconic annual productions, to capturing them on tour, to their unique programmes designed to bring the ballet to a wider audience.
Over the last five years we have captured productions of ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and ‘Gisele’ as they tour, across venues such Sadler’s Wells, to the Bristol Hippodrome, Liverpool Empire and Southampton.
We have supported the company shooting trailers and footage to preserve important new initiatives such as the ‘My First Ballet’ series - special adaptations of Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty designed to take ballet to a younger audience; ‘Dance Journeys’ - an annual flagship project uniting young people from west London secondary schools, with junior musicians from the Royal College of Music in an ambitious large-scale performance at Sadler’s Wells; ‘Emerging Dancer’ - a programme to recognise great talent of tomorrow, as six of the ENB’s most-promising dancers, as selected by their peers, perform in front of an eminent panel of expert judges before one receives the annual Emerging Dancer Award; and unique productions such as ‘She Said’ - part of the ENB’s all-female choreography programme created in 2016.
Lastly, we have captured their breathtaking annual spectaculars, including ‘Lest We Forget’, first performed at the Barbican in 2014 and specially-commissioned by then-new artistic director Tamara Rojo to commemorate the centenary of World War One, it received instant critical acclaim and went on to be performed at Sadler’s Wells; ‘Nutcracker’, performed at the London Coliseum, and continuing a tradition of the English National Ballet to perform a Christmas production of the Nutcracker every year since 1950; and finally two enormous in-the-round productions at the Royal Albert Hall, firstly for Romeo & Juliet, featuring a huge company of 120 dancers, actors and sword-fighters in an epic staging of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, and secondly Swan Lake, featuring a colossal 60 swans and set to Tchaikovsky’s complete 124 minute score, timeless and unchanged since 1877.