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Inspired by the ballet Giselle and featuring a cast of 30 young dancers, Curing Albrecht is shot on location at Manchester’s spectacular Victoria Baths. It explores themes of ‘dancing mania’  a medieval social phenomenon, where people who caught the dancing plague are known to have danced to their deaths.


Commissioned by English National Ballet and produced in partnership with Manchester International Festival, 'Curing Albrecht' has had over 150k views and 3k shares in its first weekend online and was subsequently hosted on BBC iPlayer and Canal+TV. Curing Albrecht was first screened as a curtain raiser to Akram Khan’s Giselle, during English National Ballet’s opening run at Sadler's Wells


To date, it has won 7 awards at International Film Festivals, including Best Dance Film 2017 at New Renaissance Film Festival (UK), Best Director at Portland Dance Film Festival (USA), and the Audience Award at Barcelona’s Choreoscope Festival.

A simple premise, with such elaborate and beautiful execution by writers, directors and choreographers Jessica Wright and Morgann Runacre-Temple.'

                            ZEN SHORTS REVIEW


Direction, Concept and Choreography Jessica Wright and Morgann Runacre-Temple

​Director of Photography Matthias Pilz

Editor Livia Serpa

Original Music Frank Moon

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'the choreography is fantastic with a chorus of dancers all trying to cure Albrecht anD the Wes Anderson style direction perfectly complimenting its bizarreness.'

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WINNER   BEST DANCE FILM New Renaissance Film Festival

WINNER   BEST DIRECTION Portland Dance Film Festival

WINNER   BEST SOUNDTRACK Pentedattilo film Festival

WINNER   AUDIENCE AWARD Choreoscope Festival

WINNER   EXPERIMENTAL SHORT Changing Face International Film Festival 

WINNER   BEST LEAD ACTOR Changing Face International Film Festival

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