Compass was a compelling work produced by Sadler's Wells Creative Learning department, Connect. Set to an original score of live and recorded vocal and instrumental music composed by Hannah Peel and Donna McKevitt and accompanied by arresting visual imagery by Tal, it brought together a cast of over 100 dancers, encompassing all ages and levels of experience. The company combine their talents and draw on their rich cultural heritage to create a work that shows us that although we live in one city, within that city can be many worlds, and as many routes to 'home' as we choose. The choreographers represent some of Sadler's Wells' finest associate and visiting companies, including Jasmin Vardimon Company, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Eastman and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.
Format: SD Film and Animation on multiple screens, approx. 10 min.
Film and Animation by Tal Rosner.
Composed by Hannah Peel.
Produced by Jane Hackett.
Commissioned by Sadler's Wells, UK 2012.
Above: Compass Opening Sequence on YouTube
World Premiere: 23 April 2011/Sadler's Wells Theatre/London/UK.
Film unit credits:
Director/Editor/Animation: Tal Rosner.
Grading: Sonny Sheridan at The Farm.