Inspired by the beauty and fragility of ice and snow structures, it was choreographed and directed by New Zealander Corey Baker and is performed by Madeleine Graham of the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
Antarctica: The First Dance was performed and filmed on Antarctica over 12 days last February in temperatures ranging from -2.4 to -16 C.
This is not just a gimmick. Behind the combination of artistic endeavour and endurance there is a serious purpose: to bring world class dance to international audiences while highlighting the dangers of climate change and the need to preserve our Earth for future generations.
The film was co-commissioned by Random Acts for Channel 4, and digital development agency The Space supported by the BBC and Arts Council, England, and will be available to watch on TV as from 11 am on www.channel4.com/programmes/random-acts/
If, however, you want to join with others in celebrating Earth Day 2018, then make your way to Somerset House for the launch of Antarctica: The First Dance on 22nd April.
|What||Antarctica: The First Dance|
|Where||Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Temple (underground)|
On 22 Apr 18, 11:00 The film will be shown at intervals throughout the day. Dur TBC
|Website||click here to book via Somerset House|