Happy Valentine’s Day. Here are some of the stunning videos of dancers embracing the evolution of ballet. It is no surprise with IG, and other video apps, that ballet is becoming more and more embraced. Dancers are now collaborating with world renowned videographers, or taking to their own projects to bring a more precise, more intimate, more intricate look at movement. Below are some stunning videos that demonstrate the power of multiple art forms coming together.
Sergei Polunin“Take me to Church” by Hozier, Directed by David LaChapelle
Guillaume Côté, Composer: James LaValle, Director: Ben Shirinian
Dores Andre and Frances Chung, Directed by Quinn B
A haunting take on jealousy, this existential contemporary dance film thriller posits a man (Royal Swedish Ballet/Cullberg Ballet alumnus) Giovanni Bucchieri, a woman (New York City Ballet Principal Wendy Whelan), and an elusive lover (Pontus Lidberg) in a series of intense pas de deux in a stark apartment that becomes a fourth character. Danced to a commissioned score by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy winning composer David Lang with solo cello by Maya Beiser.
Sasha De Sola & Steven Morse. Choreography by – Myles Thatcher.
The Australian Ballet (BTW, they have thee best PR videos, ever… They beat NYCB hands down)
Matthew Bourne has released several shorts which are beyond brilliant…