ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET
English National Ballet: Senseless Kindness
director: Thomas James
production company: OB Management
producer: Benedict Turnbull
colourist: George Neave at Coffee & TV
A former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, world-renowned choreographer Yuri Possokhov creates for a UK company for the first time. His piece for four dancers, Senseless Kindness, is based on Vasily Grossman’s great novel, Life and Fate, about a Russian family caught in the Second World War, and is set to Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No1.
"Using bold lighting and a stark, textured black and white approach, director Thomas James’s poetic and elegant film reveals the frantic endurance of the human spirit to endure, and to enjoy."
The English National Ballet