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Filmed against the sunset skies of Marseille, France, A Bird Ballet is a moment with a flock of (what we assume are) quickly-shifting starlings, caught by filmmakers Neels Castillon and Mathias Touzeris as they were waiting to film something else completely. Music: Hand-Made by Alt-J.
In the video below our four principals, Aki, Geneviève, Alain and Wim, unfold their ballet way of life. But not before 11-year-old Emilie Borremans enthusiastically talks about her ballet ambitions. With her performance in Doornroosje she has a first taste of a real ballet dancer’s life.
The ballet, the costumes, the makeup, all of the stage lights… this video is beautifully shot, and really helps show the passion and excitement of a modern production. Found this after the kid and I watched Le Vent (h/t Devour), a slow motion ballet piece set to Radiohead which is also definitely worth watching.
Recorded in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s studios, Ambra Vallo and Mathias Dingman rehearse a pas de deux from the company’s recent production of The Sleeping Beauty.
This clip is from a film exploring the 1969 Moscow International Competition of Ballet Artists at the Bolshoi Theater. It features a young Mikhail Baryshnikov, who won, as well as the silver medalist from Japan.
Jumping! Kicking! Spinning! Leaping in circles! Tippytoes! Sounds like ballet dancers do a lot of what kids do. Sounds like the kids should see this. And as a bonus, check out Baryshnikov’s pirouette combo, and then clear some space in the living room for the inevitable spinning.