Tal has created the film and animation element for a new ballet production for Sadler's Wells. The full-length dance work features music by the Pet Shop Boys and direction/choreography by Javier De Frutos. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story The Most Incredible Thing, this modern fairy tale celebrates the power of art in the face of human destruction. Using multiple screens and projection surfaces, Tal utilized an wide array of techniques to create an original mixture of imagery on-stage, including a 23 minute sequence of The Clock, an art piece that encapsulates humanity - being the story's Most Incredible Thing.
Format: SD Film and Animation on multiple screens*, approx. 40 min.
*The Clock sequence was presented on 4-meter diameter circular LED screen.
Original Score by the Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.
Director and Choreographer: Javier De Frutos.
Producer: Emma Gladstone.
Scenario and Dramaturg: Matthew Dunster.
Sets and Costumes: Katrina Lindsay.
Lighting: Lucy Carter.
Film & Animation: Tal Rosner.
Commissioned by Sadler's Wells, UK 2011.
Above: The Clock/Resurrection (excerpt), QuickTime, 9.6mb.
This clip is non-downloadable.
World Premiere (Stage): 22 March 2011/Sadler's Wells Theatre/London/UK.
World Premiere (TV Broadcast): 1 July 2011/BBC Four/UK.
Film unit credits:
Assistant to Tal Rosner and Additional Camera: Arthur Cauty.
Director of Photography: Dan Stafford-Clark.
Key Grip: Colin Ginger.
Second Grip: Emmet Cahill.
Focus Puller: Sophie Wilson.
Gaffer: Bernie Rostoski.
Grading: Sonny Sheridan at The Farm.