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The Heart Dances - The Journey of The Piano: the Ballet Film (Trailer) – 2018 Documentary

The Heart Dances - The Journey of The Piano: the Ballet

Film (Trailer) – 2018 Documentary

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In 2015 celebrated Czech choreographer Jiří Bubeníček and his twin brother and designer Otto adapted award-winning film The Piano into a full-length ballet. With her second big screen documentary, Crossing Rachmaninoff director Rebecca Tansley followed the pair as they arrive in New Zealand, and begin expanding  their original production for a 2018 season with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Bubeníček faces difficult artistic decisions as he and Māori Advisor Moss Te Ururangi Patterson try to find common ground while deepening the ballet's Māori elements and themes.

A seductive behind the scenes look at the dance world.
– Reviewer Camille Khouri in Urbis, 26 June 2018

Produced by

Phaedra Film Ltd

Source

Phaedra Film Ltd

Availability

Released in New Zealand cinemas on 4 April 2019

World premiere on 28 July 2018 in Wellington's Embassy Theatre, as part of the 2018 NZ International Film Festival 

Acknowledgements

Made in association with the NZ Film Commission

Music

Additional music composed and performed by Flavio Villani

'Aotearoa' composed and performed by Minuit

'Gravity' composed and performed by Bic Runga

'Horizon' composed and performed by Aldous Harding

Soundtrack also includes music by Michael Nyman, Frédéric Chopin, Dimitri Shostakovich, Bedrich Smetana and Alfred Schnittke