‘Marionettes’ developed from a series of 'dance for film' workshops I gave to members of the Scottish Ballet Corps. Limor Ziv’s choreography and its puppet characters Pieretta and Puaro, are based on lyrics written by Hebrew poet Leah Goldberg, famously put to music by Achinoam Nini.
The film was shot over two mornings in my local 24 hour Tesco using a plentiful supply of Coca-Cola to stop the dancers slipping on the freshly polished floors.
Featuring San Francisco Ballet principal dancers Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada, "Francesca Da Rimini" is an experiment using a robotically controlled camera to capture ballet. “Ballet Meets Robotics,” reveals the artistry, inspiration, and technology that went into the short film.