Film and Theatre productions featuring the work of Kim Brandstrup

Film/Theatre

Film/Theatre

Kim Brandstrup creates dance and movement for major feature films, most recently with Phyllida Lloyd (director of Mamma Mia), but also in independent/art cinema, collaborating over many years with The Brothers Quay.

Film/Theatre Projects

Leda and the Swan

Royal Ballet
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

Leda and the Swan

The Iron Lady

Pathé / Film4 / UK Film Council / The Weinstein Company / Canal + / Goldcrest Pictures
Wimbledon TV Studios, UK, 2011/2012

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Fitzroy Productions / BAM / Epidaurus Festival
London, New York, Greece, 2012 / 2013

The inimitable Fiona Shaw and dancer Daniel Hay-Gordon will perform one of the best loved poems in the English language, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic The Rime of the Ancient Mariner at The Old Vic Tunnels, in a production directed by Phyllida Lloyd with choreography by Kim Brandstrup.

Eurydice... She, So Beloved

Brothers Quay
October 2007

'Caressed by Hades (Kenneth Tharp), she dances a limp and deathly pas de deux (choreographed by Kim Brandstrup). Orpheus descends to reclaim her, but when his bid to lead her back to life fails, a series of sublimely strange final images show him shut out and all light extinguished.'

Rupert Christensen, Daily Telegraph

Eurydice... She, So Beloved

The PianoTuner of EarthQuakes

Brothers Quay
Koninck Studios, February 2006

THE PIANO TUNER OF EARTHQUAKES is the breathtakingly beautiful and long-awaited second feature film from the Quay Brothers.

The PianoTuner of EarthQuakes

The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other

Malmo Dramatic Theatre
Hippodrome , Malmo, Novemberr 1996

"The brilliant over aching concept which Kim Brandstrup maintains throughout his directorial debut , forces our attention from the individual onto the the overall structure"

Monna Dithmer,Politiken

The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other

Angels and Insects

Samuel Goldwyn Company
December 1995

Based on A.S Byatt's novel and directed by Phillip Hass the film included a number a danced scenes choreographed by Kim Brandstrup, ranging from a a big Victorian ball to Amazonian tribal dances.

Angels and Insects

Institute Benjamenta

Brothers Quay
Koninck Studios, 1995

The first feature film by the Brothers Quay. This visually stunning and poetic evocation of 'Jakob von Gunten' by Robert Walser has since its premiere in 95 become a cult classic.

Institute Benjamenta

West Side Story

Aalborg Theatre
Aalborg Theatre, Denmark, May 1989