Production Photos

Alina Cojocaru in Faces
Zenaida Yanowsky
Triptych Faces
Carlos Acosta in Faces

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Royal Opera House

Linbury Theatre

September 22, 2018

Creative team

Director and Choreographer

Kim Brandstrup


Lucie Conrad


François Couperin
performed by Angela Hewitt
courtesy of Hyperion Records Ltd, London.  


Stephen Standen

Video projection design

59 Productions


Carlos Acosta
Alina Cojacaru
Zenaida Yanowsky


Lucie Conrad
ROH Linbury Theatre , September 22 2018

Faces: Three dance portraits - Carlos Acosta, Alina Cojocaru, Zenaida Yanowsky

Kim Brandstrup’s latest film project, Faces, is an intimate portrait of three extraordinary dancers - Carlos Acosta, Alina Cojacaru and Zenaida Yanowsky - caught in the magical moment of time as each listens to music and prepares to move.

The triptych of short filmed portraits, with music by François Couperin, had its first public screenings during Open House London, when the Royal Opera House opened its doors to the public to reveal the newly refurbished Linbury Theatre (September 22 & 23, 2018).

Programme note

'Faces is inspired by my enduring pleasure in watching dancers ‘marking’: going through a choreography in their head while listening to the music. In the studio, from my privileged vantage point only a few feet away from the dancers, I witness in their faces a range of subtle nuances, mysterious emotions, slight changes of mood pass like clouds across their faces as they gently indicate the movement. I have often longed to catch these moments on film.”