BBC Arts to stream new Corey Baker Dance film
17 April 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber
Birmingham-based company Corey Baker Dance has created a new short film titled Spaghetti Junction, which will receive its first screening through BBC’s Culture in Quarantine on 22 April from 7AM for Earth Day to raise awareness of the impact of climate change.
Shot beneath Birmingham’s famous Spaghetti Junction and set to music by FKJ, the film features Gus Payne and Haoliang Feng from Birmingham Royal Ballet and Forrest Rain Oliveros from Hong Kong Ballet, marking the first collaboration between the three companies. The film came from Baker’s work with BRB, Birmingham Hippodrome and Arts Council England to celebrate Chinese New Year 2020.
Corey Baker creates work across film, TV and theatre using unusual locations. His first film, Antarctica: The First Dance, celebrating Antarctica while we still have it, was commissioned by The Space and Channel 4 Random Acts and featured Royal New Zealand Ballet principal dancer Madeleine Graham.
Lying Together, the companion film for Spaghetti Junction featuring Hong Kong Ballet to be released later this year, was filmed on rooftops and urban green spaces of Hong Kong and also shares a message around climate change.