Words, Music, Dance, Film

Unabashed plug for great work

Lulu follows a woman coming to terms with saying goodbye and having the courage to move on and start over.”

At the beginning of this piece the poem “Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep”, by Mary Elizabeth Frye, is recited by Russell Binns, a UK voice-over actor. [Thanks to audience services of the National Ballet of Canada for responding to a query.]

Shots of driving down a country road with the poem is recited over the music of Kevin Lau. After this intro the choreography is set to Max Richter “November”.

Choreography: Guillaume Côté
Dancer: Heather Ogden
Director: Ben Shirinian

I like how the anaphora of the poem sets up the gestural vocabulary of the dance.

And so for day 2898

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