Ballet Kelowna’s “One With”

Release Date
February 12, 2021
Cast & Crew

Choreography
Simone Orlando

Cinematography
James Alton

Lighting Design
Rylee Block

Camera Assistants
Trygg Nelson & Seger Nelson

Stage Manager
Linzi Voth

Technical Assistant
Aaron Quibell

Editor
Trygg Nelson

Starring
McKeely Borger
Desiree Bortolussi
Valentin Chou
Kelsey Hanna
Seiji Suzuki
Kurt Werner
Synopsis

BALLET KELOWNA GOES DIGITAL WITH JAMES ALTON FILMS
With theatres empty throughout the world during the Covid-19 pandemic, Ballet Kelowna turned digital with James Alton Films to present a 13-minute short film.

Production Notes

With months of dancer choreography and weeks of camera choreography, James and Simone came up with the unique look for the new digital audience.

For the first time being able to get up close and personal with the dancers, we wanted show the intensity of their movements as they whirled past the camera.

Using smoke to represent an ethereal, dream-like state, moving practicals and a black backdrop, we wanted to focus on nothing but the emotion of the dancers’ movements.

Behind the scenes

Filmed at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

Music us Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, composed by Vaughan Williams and performed by Artist Hallé Orchestra

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