By Yuri Possokhov
A film by Thomas James
A former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, world-renowned choreographer Yuri Possokhov creates for a UK company for the first time.
His piece for four dancers, Senseless Kindness, is based on Vasily Grossman’s great novel, Life and Fate, about a Russian family caught in the Second World War, and is set to Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No1. Using bold lighting and a stark, textured black and white approach, director Thomas James’s poetic and elegant film reveals the frantic endurance of the human spirit to endure, and to enjoy.
“Yuri Possokhov’s first UK work shows his talent for classical choreographic prose, in lilting, playful and romantic phrases”
“Worth watching several times because of its references and because of Thomas James’s filmic effects”
Dancers: Francesco Gabriele Frola, Emma Hawes, Isaac Hernández, Alison McWhinney
Rental also includes a bonus Behind the Scenes mini-documentary, featuring Yuri Possokhov, and dancers Alison McWhinney and Isaac Hernandez. Documentary by Michael Nunn & William Trevitt.
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