SAY Award winner teams up with Scottish Ballet for her new video
SAY award winner Kathryn Joseph has teamed up with Scottish Ballet to create the video for her upcoming single 'The Bird'. It's not officially released yet, but we're launching it exclusively today – don't say we're not good to you.
Director Eve McConnachie worked with dancer and choreographer Sophie Laplane on the project. It features Laplane dancing on a deserted Scottish beach at sunset, accompanied only by Joseph's haunting lyrics and piano-playing.
'The Bird' is the latest track from Bones You Have Thrown Me And Blood I've Spilled, for which Joseph won the Scottish Album of the Year last month. She was the first woman to do so, and beat fellow nominees Belle and Sebastian, Paolo Nutini, Young Fathers and PAWS, among others. The Björk-esque singer-songwriter hails from Aberdeen and is one of Scotland's best kept musical secrets.
Film director Eve McConnachie has been Scottish Ballet's in-house filmmaker and designer since August 2009. Her previous creations include the short dance film Healah Dancing, shown as part of the Dance Odysseys programme at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2013. It was also selected to be part of DANCE:FILM in Edinburgh and the Dance on Camera festival in New York.
Sophie Laplane, star of the video, trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris and is an emerging choreographer, with her first commission Oxymore showcased at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2013. Her latest piece for Scottish Ballet, Maze, will premiere this September at Glasgow's Theatre Royal, marking the first time her work will be performed in a large-scale venue.
The talented trio's collaboration has resulted in a compilation of memorable choreography, striking cinematography and thoughtful lyricism, which come together to form one rather unique music video.
'The Bird' is released on Mon 27 Jul. Scottish Ballet's autumn season starts Thu 24 Sep at Theatre Royal, Glasgow.