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.”