A stunning piece of New Zealand art addresses the growing threat of climate change like never before. Kiwi filmmaker and choreographer Corey Baker has create a visual masterpiece with his new short film Antarctica: The First Dance.
Featuring Madeleine Graham, star of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and music from London Grammar, the film highlights the dark reality of climate change through stunning choreography set against the spellbinding backdrop of the Antarctic. This is the first dance on the earth’s last great wilderness.
“It’s an immense privilege and mind-blowing experience to create and film a dance on Antarctica which will I hope bring people a little bit closer to understanding this unfathomable place, showing it off in a way that has never been done before”, Baker says. “It is a world first; we have made history with this project, which is incredible. I am passionate about three things: making dance for spaces that are NOT theatres; campaigning for climate justice; and now Antarctica, which, as New Zealander myself, has always been a magical and somewhat mystical place to me”.
Visit antarctica.coreybakerdance.com for more and watch the video below.