Ballet has long captivated audiences with its mesmerising blend of movement, music and storytelling. However, traditional theatre environments can be overwhelming or inaccessible for many neurodiverse individuals. But what if you could redefine the way ballet is experienced by harnessing the power of virtual reality?
Clive Booth, whose work focuses on atmospheric fashion, beauty and portrait imagery, loves working in the arts and is passionate about embracing the latest technological developments, so he was the ideal filmmaker for an ambitious virtual reality project with the Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens. His goal was to record an immersive performance of Swan Lake for the Freefall Dance Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet's sister company for neurodiverse dancers, which would also be shown to a thousand students across six schools. "The idea was to bring a neurodivergent audience closer to the dancers," Clive explains. "These are young people and adults who wouldn't normally be able to go and see live theatre."