“Feel a bit iffy about ballet? Never got the point of en pointe? Well take a look at this witty, joyous take on Swan Lake created by choreographer Corey Baker and performed by 27 dancers in their filled bath tubs in locations all across the world from the US to the UK and Hong Kong to New Zealand. Filmed by each dancer on their smart phone, and directed entirely from Baker’s own bathroom in the UK, it is one of the BBC’s Culture in Quarantine offers, it lasts all of three minutes and it creates quite a splash.”
“Elite dancers from across the globe create a modern-day Swan Lake from their own bathtubs.”
Set to Tchaikovsky's famous swan theme, 27 elite ballet dancers from renowned dance companies perform a modern-day Swan Lake from their own home (filled) baths. Award-winning choreographer Corey Baker worked with dancers across the globe to choreograph and film Swan Lake Bath Ballet completely remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the film, Baker’s quirky choreography is performed in baths from New Zealand to South Africa, America to Hong Kong, Australia to the UK. Swan Lake Bath Ballet was filmed on smart phones, directed by Baker from his own bathroom in the UK. Dancers found innovative solutions including a child’s scooter, piles of books and even a toilet plunger to help stabilise and enable camera angles.
Swan Lake Bath Ballet is iconic in movement, epic in music, and fun, thanks to its setting; a memorable project made during Covid-19 that makes a huge splash.