On July 2013 George Harvey and Garage Magazine invited ballet dancers Sergei Polunin and Kristina Shapran to create and unrehearsed improvisation to Satie's Gnossienne No1.
Director: George Harvey
Performance: Sergei Polunin and Kristina Shapran
Director of Photography: Rufai Ajala
Stylist: Celestine Cooney
Make-Up and Grooming: Elias Hove @ Jedroot using MAC Cosmetics
RED Operator: Ramzey Sabbagh
DIT: Claire Fulton
Film Assistants: Kareem Abdul, Adam Slama and Jack Fitzsimmons
Styling Assistant: Trinity Ellis
Track: Gnossienne No. 1
Composer: Erik Satie
Pianist: Lang Lang
Clothing: Sergei Polunin wears trousers from Topman. Kristina Shapran wears skirt by Todd Lynn, top by DKNY Intimates and pants by HAY
With special thanks to: Spring Studios, production and post
Alvin Ailey said that one of America’s richest treasures was the cultural heritage of the African-American - ”sometimes sorrowful, sometimes jubilant, but always hopeful.” This enduring classic is a tribute to that heritage and to Ailey’s genius. Using African-American traditional spirituals, this suite fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.