Dream - Abbey Road first Master mp3.mp3
Leonor Fini Production
The foundations of Sisters Grimm
In 2008, Pietra was introduced to the work of Leonor Fini by an aquaintance with a longstanding dream of producing a ballet film about his favourite surrealist artist.
A woman wearing a glove with a scorpion's tail just poking out is just a glimpse into the dark and fascinating world that Leonor Fini's surreal paintings show us. Leonor herself is often depicted as a sphinx or lioness and women with wild hair featured often.
The exploration of sexuality and the interplay between the dominant female and passive male were all part of her exploration between the sexes and so also inspired the creation the ballet which Pietra choreographed called Nolens Volens.
Inspired by the Aida prelude, Ella Spira composed the score called 'Dream' which was performed by the Orsinio Ensemble and recorded at Abbey Road.
Click here to listen to 'Dream' written by Ella Spira,performed by the Orsinio Ensemble and recorded at Abbey Road.
Click to watch a rehearsal of the Fini Ballet that was presented at Draft Works:
Choreography- Pietra Mello-Pittman
Music - Written by Ella Spira performed by Ella Spira on piano and the Orsini Ensemble
Nolens Volens Pas de deux - Sabina Westcombe and Akane Takada
Leonor Fini Solo - Romany Pajdak
Two men in Fini Trio - Erico Montes Nunes and Xander Parish