ANTARCTICA: THE FIRST DANCE, the first time a dance film has been made on Antarctica, with a professional ballet dancer, Royal New Zealand Ballet star Madeleine Graham. The passion project of 28-year-old choreographer Corey Baker, they spent 12 days filming on the ice in February in temperatures as low as -16 degrees.
Corey’s ambition with this project is to raise awareness of the effects of climate change on Antarctica (it’s been calculated that in the time it takes to watch the film – 4.5 minutes – 860,000 tonnes of Antarctica ice will melt). Corey crew up in New Zealand, near to Antarctica, so the impact of climate change in this area has been a huge passion of his for many years. The film is being premiered on EARTH DAY (22nd April), the largest civic-focused day of action in the world reaching more than 1 billion people in 192 countries.
ANTARTICA: THE FIRST DANCE, receives it’s World Premiere on EARTH DAY (22nd April) at Somerset House and will also be released digitally on Random Acts for Channel 4.