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Film: The Ballet of the Nations (2018) Cert PG

Performed on 21 February, 2019


This 50-minute film, narrated by Billy Zane, was inspired by the 1915 pacifist satire, The Ballet of the Nations, written by Vernon Lee and illustrated by Maxwell Armfield as a response to World War One. Impermanence’s film incorporates original dialogue and a narrative of intricate stylised dance pieces inspired by Lee’s text which imagines war as a diabolical dance choreographed by Satan and Death. The dance descends into a massacre, locking the nations of the world into an endless cycle of slaughter and mutilation.


Director: Roseanna Anderson & Joshua Bentovim


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