• Dan Farberoff

    Like A Fish Out Of Water

Like A Fish Out Of Water

Multimedia Performance

A five star reviewed collaboration with English National Ballet, a multimedia performance by Seven Sisters Group commissioned by the Greater London Authority on the occasion of the 2012 London Olympics. The show, which incorporates integrated dance video shot above and underwater, blends site-specific performance and handheld video technology, featuring artists, dancers, actors and stage-design, to fuse live and mediated performance, and create a real-life fairytale, leading audiences on a magical journey. As film-maker and director of video I worked together with director and choreographer Susanne Thomas and designer Sophie Jump to seamlessly integrate live-performance, site, and video. The production involved work in studio, outdoors at two London open-air pool locations, and underwater in a special dive pool, where dancers were required to perform 3.5m under water.

Like a Fish Out of Water was also presented as part of Big Dance 2012, the UK’s biggest ever celebration of dance. Big Dance was led by the Mayor of London, Arts Council England and the Foundation for Community Dance.

Like A Fish Out Of Water is the winner of the World Stage Design 2013 Gold Award.

On English National Ballet site

Total Theatre Review

World Stage Design

Image © Chris Nash

Image © Chris Nash

Images © Dan Farberoff / Darren Perry

Artistic Director / Choreographer
Susanne Thomas

Associate Director / Designer
Sophie Jump

Director of Video / Filmmaker
Dan Farberoff

Composer / Sound Designer
Craig Vear

Richard Hurford

Dancers for English National Ballet:
Zoe Ashe-Browne
Shevelle Dynott
Emma Findlay
Bridgett Letters
Josh McSherry-Gray
Makoto Nakamura
Nicholas Peak
Eleanor Sharpe

Performers for Seven Sisters Group:
Gilian Cally
Helen Day
Fred Gehrig
Sofoklis Kostoulas
Corinna Marlowe
Alice Sara

Ellie Donegan

Produced by
Zap Art with the London Boroughs of Hillingdon, Richmond-upon-Thames,
the Victoria & Albert Museum and Istituto Marangoni

Supported by
Big Dance, Arts Council England, Legacy Trust UK,
and Foundation for Sports and the Arts


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