Ballet's Dark Knight: Sir Kenneth MacMillan
This Sunday BBC Four broadcasts a new film exploring the life and work of Sir Kenneth MacMillan.
MacMillan's pioneering creativity unleashed over sixty new ballets that changed the dance landscape forever. Weaving together stunning specially shot performance footage, never-before-seen family super 8 home movies and MacMillan's own voice from the archives, alongside those who were closest to him, the documentary reveals MacMillan to have been a complex figure who lit up the ballet world with his bold choreographic genius while struggling privately with alcoholism, anxiety, and depression.
We took part in filming during our performances of Gloria at the Royal Opera House last October, and it's sure to be a fascinating insight into this choreographic icon.
See it on BBC Four this Sunday 6 May at 9pm and on iPlayer shortly afterwards.
Gloria. Artists of Northern Ballet. cROH, 2017. Ph. by Bill Cooper.