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TITLE: Fire and Ashes - Making the Ballet RAkU
Director: Shirley Sun

Genre: Dance Documentary

Format: HD

Composer: Shinji Eshima

Contributors: Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov; soloists: Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith; San Francisco Ballet

Company: Juno Films

Runtime: 64' minutes.

ID: 375.




Raku pottery prizes spontaneity in the interaction of fire and falling ashes. Raku is the title Yuri Possokhov has given his new ballet to music by Shinji Eshima. Choreographed on Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith and Pascal Molat, principal dancers of the San Francisco ballet, it tells the story of a mad monk´s burning the Golden Temple in Kyoto due to Jealousy. The program contains about 30 minutes of rehearsals and intelligent explanations of the dancers followed by a recording of the ballet in studio conditions lasting about 34 minutes.