Leonn Ward Breaks Ballet Conventions for Nowness

08.11.2018 - Posted by : James Campbell

In her latest film Leonn Ward focuses on one of the rising stars of ballet.

Featuring Precious Adams, a rising star of the English National Ballet, Ward’s dynamic portrait of the young First Artist presents a youthful take on the rule-bound etiquette of ballet.

“I wanted to create a piece of work that pushes beyond the traditional limitations of ballet. When Nowness and the English National Ballet approached me asking if I would like to create a film with Precious Adams, one of the few black rising stars in the world of ballet, I was honoured,” explains Ward. “I wanted to create a piece of work that pushes beyond the traditional limitations of ballet. I loved that Precious was a tap dancer before she went onto ballet, so I really wanted to incorporate that into the film and sound. I wanted the film to feel real and honest and reveal Precious in her truest form.”

Head to Nowness to check out the film. You can view more of Leonn’s work here.

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