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The Burning Building by Javier De Frutos
We live in a perpetually burning building, and what we must save from it, all the time, is love,’ said Tennessee Williams to James Grissom in an interview for his book Follies of God.
A young couple (Sofia Linares and Shuailun Wu) are trapped in a void, negotiating a never-ending circle of life without a feeling of time but with an impending sense that their fate is near if not already amongst them. Have they been in this burning building for seconds, minutes or years?
The Burning Building was commissioned by Carlos Acosta for Birmingham Royal Ballet, created and conceived by Javier De Frutos, and directed by Dan Lowenstein.
Suitable for: 12+STEPPING OUT, STEPPING UP
A new dance film by the trail-blazing Freefall Dance Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s second company. Inspired by Director Carlos Acosta and the music of Cuban-Iranian band Ariwo, the Freefall dancers created this work during lockdown via zoom and filmed it on location, working with filmmaker Oliver Hodges.
Suitable for: all ages
Running time: 3 mins