Ballet Gets Feisty, In Gorgeous Xmas Dance Film from Baileys

'Black Swan' Choreographer Tells a Beautiful Tale of a Girls' Night Out

Published On
Nov 15, 2013

Editor's Pick

BBH London and Bailey's team up for the most gorgeous dance film of the holiday season -- a beautiful effort by Ringan Ledwidge, in collaboration with the choreographer of 'Black Swan," Benjamin Millepied. The two minute film, which debuted in the U.K. Friday, tells the story of a group of girls who venture out during the holidays to have an old-fashioned girls' night out. But a couple of men -- Steven McRae and Thiago Soares (both Royal Ballet Dancers) -- get in the way. The female heroine is played by Iana Salenko, a guest principal with the ballet company.

The ad broke during the U.K. T.V. premier of "Black Swan," fittingly.

Those who worked on the film include costume designer Rosa Dias and set designer Sarah Greenwood, who designed sets for films including "Pride and Prejudice," "Atonement" and the Sherlock Holmes series. The original Nutcracker soundtrack was re-scored for the film by composer, pianist and producer, Nicholas Britell.