Space for Everyone: Boiler Room, ENB and the V & A

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Space For Everyone is a new 5-minute work made by online music broadcaster Boiler Room in collaboration with English National Ballet and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

The video, directed by Martina Piazza, follows two ENB dancers, Connie Vowles and William Beagley, as they explore the empty spaces within the Victoria & Albert Museum with choreography by George Williamson.

The film and a live performance of the piece was premièred on Friday 30 June at the Boiler Room x V&A Friday Late event, which attracted over 6,000 people into the museum over the evening.

All music is original, created by Overmono, brothers Tessela and Truss. The video is available on YouTube.

Boiler Room’s Raj Chaudhuri said, “ideas have been discussed and thrown around between Overmono, English National Ballet and us for a long time. When Boiler Room was asked to curate a V&A Friday Late, we knew that we had found the perfect collaborator, venue and event to actually realise this idea."

Overmono added, “our process involved looping sections of ballet sourced from YouTube on a second screen in the studio in order to see how the music would work with physical movement. We had total freedom of tempos and time signatures in order to write in a non-linear form.

"The performance at the V&A was the first time we were able to see the finished piece and it was amazing to see the English National Ballet’s interpretation of our music”.