Zenaida Yanowsky and Tommy Franzen in Leda and the Swan
© Johann Persson
© Ben Delfont
Choreographer Kim Brandstrup is renowned for his award-winning work in ballet, opera, theatre and film.
Creating for world leading companies including The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Rambert Dance
Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Bregenz Festival and the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Kim is recognised as one of the leading narrative choreographers of his generation.
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden , 5 September 2014
"Kim Brandstrup’s masterly Leda and The Swan, which mingles Yeats’s poetry (read by Fiona Shaw) has the texture and heft of proper film-making. Zenaida Yanowsky and Tommy Franzen are transfixing."
Sarah Compton, The Telegraph
A new work created by Kim Brandstrup for the Ballet Rambert - details coming soon
Part of a triple-bill with the Royal Ballet Flanders, and set in the the beautiful brickwork structure of the Snape Maltings Concert Hall in Aldeburgh, this danced celebration of Benjamin Britten's Centenary year is set to his Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, featuring some of the finest dancers from the Royal Ballet (London) including Edward Watson and Mara Galeazzi.
Film Release, 2013
International stars take ballet to the world with Crystal Ballet’s Genesis, created especially for download by Olivier and Evening Standard award-winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup, and former Royal Ballet dancer Ernst Meisner. A revolution in watching ballet, Genesis has been created especially for some of the most feted and talented dancers of our generation, including Alina Cojocaru and Vadim Muntagirov.
Downloadable from itunes or see www.crystalballet.com for more details
Illuminations Films / Keyfilm (NL) - Hans De Wolf / BFI / Netherlands film fund
The Beast in the Jungle is a 1903 novella by Henry James, first published as part of the collection, The Better Sort. Almost universally considered one of James' finest short narratives, this story treats appropriately universal themes: loneliness, fate, love and death. The parable of John Marcher and his peculiar destiny has spoken to many readers who have speculated on the worth and meaning of human life.
Fitzroy Productions / BAM / Epidaurus Festival
London, New York, Greece, 2012 / 2013
This staging of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic poem premiered as part of the Epidauras Festival in Greece, before a season in the Old Vic Tunnels in London. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and staring actress Fiona Shaw and dancer Daniel Hay-Gordon. The poem, Coleridge's longest, tells the story of a sailor who shoots an albatross during a voyage and runs into a seam of ill fortune, as the rest of the crew perish on board.
English National Opera
The London Coliseum, 24 May 2007
Deborah Warner's critically acclaimed production of Benjamin Britten's Death in Venice, first premiered in 2007 with it's fifth revival in 2013.
A co-production between Opera North, The Barbican Theatre and Theatre du Chatelet and voted best musical of the 20th century by Time Magazine, Carousel is 'an absolute delight' (The Daily Telegraph) and features breathtaking dancing, and some of the most moving music ever written for the stage."
Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House, July 2012
As part of the Cultural Olympiad in July 2012, Wayne McGregor and Kim Brandstrup joins forces to create a new dance work – part of ‘Titian 2012’ at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Commissioned jointly by the Olympic Festival, The National Gallery and The Royal Ballet, the evening brings together Turner Prize winning visual artists, newly commissioned music and new choreography in celebration of Monica Mason’s 10-year tenure as Director of The Royal Ballet.
The Danish Dance Theatre
International dancers form the Danish Dance Theatre creates a moving picture of todays lonelyness, dreams and desires. The use of music as sources are in common for both works. A free, floading and contrast rhapsody about beeing a human being. The danse performance “Rhapsody” is like a symphonic poem, where dancing and classic operas describe the price of passion. As modern human beings we search for perfection. We want to be respected, liked and desired – beautiful and active persons with succes in all facets of life.
Pathé / Film4 / UK Film Council / The Weinstein Company / Canal + / Goldcrest Pictures
Wimbledon TV Studios, UK, 2011/2012
Kim Brandstrup joins Phillida Lloyd at Pinewood Studios to work on the movement for her the new feature film ‘The Iron Lady’. The film, starring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher.