McNicol Ballet reimagines Firebird on film

Published: 16 September 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

Firebird Reimagined Credit: Film director & Director of Photography: Nauris Buksevics and Poetry Film Productions

McNicol Ballet Collective will release Firebird Reimagined, a new dance film, on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

On the 50th anniversary of Stravinsky’s death, this modern interpretation will feature former Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer Kristen McGarrity and Principal dancer with Scottish Ballet, Evan Loudon. It will also include newly commissioned designs from costume designer Elin Steele and a new score by Georgina Lloyd-Owen.

The release comes ahead of McNicol Ballet Collective’s debut performances of Awakenings, a programme of four world premières by Andrew McNicol at The Bloomsbury Theatre, London on 13 and 14 November and at Hull New Theatre on 21 November.

Alongside Awakenings, McNicol Ballet Collective will also launch Unbound, a city-wide dance initiative taking place across Andrew’s hometown of Hull throughout the autumn that will provide masterclasses, workshops and performance opportunities to young people.