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Film: Programme 4

Scottish Ballet
Dive (2021 - 13’)

Adey & Ira Mandela Siobhan
Fast Feed (2020 - 14’)

Kyle Abraham
When We Fell (2021 - 16’)

Akram Khan
Breathless Puppets (2021 - 17’)

Stephanie Thiersch
Insular Bodies (2020 - 23’)

Jacob Jonas The Company
Kaduna (2021 - 6’)

Jess and Morgs
An Evening With Taglioni (2021 - 14’)


A film inspired by artist Yves Klein and the world’s most famous shade of blue.

by Scottish Ballet
produced in association with Forest of Black
choreographer and co-creator Sophie Laplane
co-creator James Bonas
director Oscar Sansom
music Franz Schubert, Walter Wanderley, Lucy Allan
artistic director and CEO Christopher Hampson – Scottish Ballet
producer Tony Currie
producer Beth Allan – Forest of Black
cinematographer David Liddell
editor Erika Iesse
performers Sophie Martin, Barnaby Rook Bishop, Evan Loudon, Grace Horler, Claire Souet, Thomas Edwards, Melissa Parsons, Kayla-Maree Tarantolo, Javier Andreu, Rimbaud Patron, Noa Barry, Rishan Benjamin, Alice Kawalek, Anna Williams, Jamie Reid, Aarón Venegas
Dive is generously supported by Sir Sandy and Lady Crombie

Fast Feed

Fast Feed pulls you down the dark void of social media. Is there a way out?

directed by AdeY & Ira Mandela Siobhan
produced by Analog Dreams & Bombina Bombast
performer Ira Mandela Siobhan
cinematographer Stefan Stanisic
choreography AdeY & Ira Mandela Siobhan
script supervisor Emma Bexell
editor Stefan Stanisic
concept AdeY & Ira Mandela Siobhan
supported by Danscentrum Syd, Konstnärsnämnden, Inkonst, Malmö Stad
first assistant director Emilia Thorin
first assistant Faryad Mortazavi
light operator Henrik Heikki Hellström
second unit camera Svante Back
title design Jonna Jansson

When We Fell

When We Fell was commissioned by New York City Ballet and created during a 3-week Covid-compliant residency at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park in Tivoli, New York. It was filmed on 16mm at New York City Ballet’s Lincoln Center home.

music Morton Feldman, Jason Moran, Nico Muhly
choreography Kyle Abraham
directed by Kyle Abraham & Ryan Marie Helfant
cinematographers Ryan Marie Helfant, Eric K. Yue
dancers India Bradley, Jonathan Fahoury, Christopher Grant, Claire Kretzschmar, Lauren Lovette, Taylor Stanley, KJ Takahashi, Sebastian Villarini-Velez
lighting design Dan Scully
costume consultant Marc Happel
editor Esteban Pedraza
colourist Sam Daley – Light Iron
produced by New York City Ballet, Directors Lab

Breathless Puppets

Forced apart in childhood by the expectations of their cultures and the disapproval of their fathers, two men with a passion for dance reconnect through the tragedy of the pandemic. Choreographed by Akram Khan and directed by Naaman Azhari, this powerful short film uses rotoscope animation, created by hand-drawing over live action footage.

co-creator and choreographer Akram Khan
co-creator, writer, director and animator Naaman Azhari
composer Vincenzo Lamagna
co-choreographer Hannes Langolf
rehearsal director Mavin Khoo
performers Akram Khan, Hannes Langolf, Ashton Hall, Robbie Ordona, Surenee Somchit, Céline Gaubert, Graham Cutting, Mark Noble, Vincenzo Lamagna
creative director Mark Ball
executive producer Tracey Low
producer Anna Moutrey
production coordinator Hannah Clark
technical director Jack Thompson
thanks to National Youth Dance Company

Insular Bodies

A film on non-hierarchic ecologies, in search of a utopia of consonance.

performers Fabien Almakiewicz, Neus Barcons Roca, Alexis “Maca” Fernández, Gyung Moo Kim, Margaux Marielle-Tréhoüart, Manon Parent, Camille Revol, Joel Suárez Gómez
director Stephanie Thiersch
cinematographer Hajo Schomerus
editing and post-production Julia Franken
music and sound design Brigitta Muntendorf
sound assistant Mats Thiersch
production dramaturgy Sabine Toelle
produced by Stephanie Thiersch – MOUVOIR
producers, Cologne Tanja Baran, Sarah Heinrich
1st captain Dudi Coletti
2nd captain Francesco di Spezia


A movement born out of migration and distance – out of likeness and difference. In this mutually birthed language we seek to obliterate the illusion that we are separate from each other and the environment that holds us together. We are no bigger or smaller. We are a brotherhood. A kinship.

directed by Ridwan Adeniyi & Jacob Jonas
choreographer Vinson Fraley
performers Ebinum Brothers
composer Anibal Sandoval
cinematographer and editor Raymond Yusuff
women singing Gbagyi Tribe
sound recordist Ronald Yusuff
costume design Khadijah Yunusa
colour Will Adashek
production Critics Company
produced by Jacob Jonas The Company for Films.Dance
executive producer and creative director Jacob Jonas
producers Jill Wilson, Emma Rosenzweig-Bock

An Evening with Taglioni

A meal in celebration of Maria Taglioni, the famous ballerina. On the menu: her ballet shoes.

by Jess and Morgs Films
directed and choreographed by Jessica Wright, Morgann Runacre-Temple
written by Jeff James
produced by Elettra Pizzi, Gerry Maguire, Noni Couell
dancers Saffron Coomber, Alessandra Ferri, Antonia Franceschi, Raj Ghatak, Amancio Gonzalez, Matthew Hawkins, Paul Liburd, Raad Rawi, Jenny Runacre
with English National Ballet
artistic director Tamara Rojo – English National Ballet
cinematographer Matthias Pilz
editor Arttu Salmi
original music Frank Moon
costume design Susan Kulkarni
set design Steven Blundell, Anna Padolak
sound design Nikola Medic
executive producers Jessica Wright, Morgann Runacre-Temple, Rich Walker Jr., Kate Wilson
casting Lise Smith
made in partnership with English National Ballet
with the support of Arts Council England

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