OMG! When I wad a digital producer at the ROH, this was the film I produced that I was most proud of. However, at the time, The Macmillan estate refused to allow it to be added into YouTube for a variety of reasons.
Nearly four years later I have seen that it has just been uploaded this week.
You have to watch this.
It is Ed Watson, Mara Galeazzi and Jonathan Cope rehearsing a pax des duex from Mayerling.
This is an amazing film, and one of the most humbling experiences of my career to be in the room and have the permission to film this.
Camera work and editing was done by the Ballet Boyz. Share, Re-blog etc, this deserves to be seen and has been hidden for years.
There’s nothing about this that I don’t like.
Dude can play the spoons!
I work with this wonderful documentary film-maker called Pinny Grylls. She found this beautiful homeless spoon player on the streets. The video has gone viral and so all proceeds of YouTube advertising are being given to him. Wait till halfway through when the synths kick in. He is awesome.
Are you studying Antigone? Then this might be for you.
I LOVE ENBs new rebrand, and it has the heavenly scent of the new Artistic Director Tamara Rojo all over it.
Holy macaroni! I like this a lot.
Jason Allemann, who created these Lego mazes last year, built this beautiful and elegant Lego ball clock. The video shows how the rail system works with one ball being hauled up the chain every minute, then tipping the balance once enough balls have accumulated.
Paperman by Disney is a wordless tale of romance between two strangers in mid-century New York City, the movie is a simple construct, supremely well-rendered, and in black-and-white, except for a few crucial blotches of red lipstick. It may, in its modest way, point towards a new frontier in animation, where computer-generated visuals are brought face to face with old-style hand-drawing, because it uses both at once. (Source: The Telegraph)
My son love’s Jeffers’ book The Incredible Book Eating Boy. After watching this film, I now love Oliver Jeffers.
It just seemed so absurd and maddening, that people were being torn apart, their loyalty to one another crushed, and just common decency was going down the drain… It’s indescribable really, because you get the feeling that nothing is going to be sacred anymore.
Playwright Arthur Miller on writing The Crucible, his poignant allegory for McCarthyism and the blacklist era, which premiered 60 years ago today.
THE MAGISTRATE: The Wigs of a Victorian farce
The National’s wig shop had it’s job cut out for itself during the production of The Magistrate as these Victorian-era hairdos go to the extreme to punch up laughs in this 120 year-old farce. Cis Posket alone has a style that accentuates his child-like nature and despite the physical comedy that the rest of the cast ensues, hair remains intact. Take a look at some of the styles in these behind-the-scene photos of wig masters at work…