Somnium is my new dance film that wants to capture and express our dreams, memories, anxieties and desires at this time of change. Created for Fertile Ground, Somnium was conceived at the time of extended confinement during the pandemic. Filmed in the spring 2021, the film is part of Fertile Ground triple bill Myths and Dreams, due to premiere on the stage of Dance City Newcastle on October 14th, 2021.
Watch trailer https://vimeo.com/582923070
Dancer: Lila Naruse Image: Filipe Alcada
Concept: Małgorzata Dzierżon
Choreography: Małgorzata Dzierżon in collaboration with dancers
Performed by: Esmée Halliday, Ellie Marsh, Lila Naruse, Beth Veitch
Film director: Filipe Alcada
Music: Oliver Coates
Lighting Design: Christopher Swain
Director of Photography: Fabio Calascibetta
Editing and grading: Filipe Alcada John Antony Thadicaran
Trailer and photography: Filipe Alcada
Somnium is a Dance City 2021/22 Commission and is funded by the Arts Council England, Dance City and the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.
To learn more about Fertile Ground go to: https://www.fertileground.org.uk/
Filmed in the environments of ENB’s impressive new home on London City Island, Postcards to Alicia is a trilogy of short dance films that celebrate the Company’s 70th Anniversary. The production brings together ENB Youth Company and students from East and North London schools. The work is co-directed and choreographed by me and Renaud Wiser and created in collaboration with filmmaker Laurent Liotardo. This year’s production features a captivating score composed by long-time collaborator Szymon Brzóska, recorded by the Royal College of Music Junior Department.
Following the 2019 Uncharted performance on the main stage of Sadler’s Wells Theatre, this is my second collaboration with English National Ballet as Artistic Co-Director of ENB’s flagship engagement programme Dance Journeys.
Read more about the programme and look out for the release dates on ENB’s project site! https://www.ballet.org.uk/project/dance-journeys/
Image: Gosia Dzierzon
2020 marked the 10th Anniversary of New Movement Collective of which I am a member. To celebrate, we created a new short dance film, working remotely across borders. Ten by Ten was filmed with our mobile phones on locations in England, Scotland, Spain, France and Hong Kong and features music by the Mercury Prize nominee Anna Meredith.
Check out NMC’s new website to watch the film and read more about the makers https://newmovement.org.uk/works/ten-by-ten/
Originally commissioned by Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Project XO Remote is a new interactive dance installation devised by NMC that invites audiences to discover, create and play. In this experimental event, specially designed for audiences online, we are using cutting edge wearable technology to create a 3-way live interaction between remote participants, dancers and technology.
Visit NMC’s project website to read more about the production https://newmovement.org.uk/works/project-xo/
Dancer: Malgorzata Dzierzon Image: Laurent Liotardo Design: Joe Walkling