By Stina Quagebeur
A film by Shaun James Grant
ENB Associate Choreographer Stina Quagebeur’s Take Five Blues was inspired by Nigel Kennedy’s take on Bach’s Vivace and Desmond’s Take Five, and the way in which contemporary jazz and classical music are uniquely married together.
Film director Shaun James Grant creates a jazz-influenced dream-like atmosphere, where the eight dancers are in their own world, free to feed off each other’s energy and play with the unexpected melodies and rhythms in this high-spirited number that pushes past classical ballet’s rules and boundaries into new territories.
Dancers: Aitor Arrieta, Matthew Astley, Fernando Carratalá Coloma, Henry Dowden, Shiori Kase, Katja Khaniukova, Rentaro Nakaaki, Angela Wood
Rental also includes a bonus Behind the Scenes mini-documentary, featuring Stina Quagebeur, and dancers Henry Dowden and Katja Khaniukova. Documentary by Michael Nunn & William Trevitt.
“With warmth and fun, the dancers bounce off violinist Nigel Kennedy’s unconventional recordings of Take Five and Bach’s double concerto.” The Guardian
“A lively ensemble piece… filmed in a way that immerses the viewer both visually and sonically” The Stage
Principal supporter for Take Five Blues: Charles Holloway.
Sarah and Dominic Murphy are Lead Supporters of the Short Digital Commissions.