The Art of Ballet and Calligraphy.
t’s a funny job working in Marketing for an artistic company, some days are spent sat at my laptop, tapping away at keys and others are spent out and about meeting famous artists and snapping away with my camera. As a prime example, today I had the privilege of meeting Royal Ballet Company’s Marion Tait, and getting a first hand look at how ‘Dastaan’ is coming together…
As you may know ‘Dastaan’ is the new name for one of our latest projects (formerly Calligraphy in Motion). It is shaping up to be an innovative and unique mix of art, live music and film projection all inspired by the beauty of Persian Calligraphy. So how does a professional Ballet dancer fit into all of this? From our own point of view there could not be a deeper connection between the strokes, flicks and lines of ink on paper and the beautiful grace of a ballerina’s technique.
While at the studio Marion practiced a small section of choreography, sweeping her hands back and forth and creating intricate moments with her fingers. In the brief time I spent watching, her elegance and beauty gave her an incredible aesthetic that is to be treasured, I can no longer wait to see the finished production and how much it has grown from seedling ideas.
Written by Olivia Buckland