Viktorina Kapitonova in Swan Lake Bath Ballet
Viktorina Kapitonova in Swan Lake Bath Ballet  ©

Photo by Ryan Capstick

Set to Tchaikovsky's famous swan theme, 27 elite ballet dancers from renowned dance companies perform a modern-day Swan Lake from their own home (filled) baths. Award-winning choreographer Corey Baker worked with dancers across the globe to choreograph and film Swan Lake Bath Ballet completely remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

In the film, Baker’s quirky choreography is performed in baths from New Zealand to South Africa, America to Hong Kong, Australia to the UK.  Swan Lake Bath Ballet was filmed on smart phones, directed by Baker from his own bathroom in the UK. Dancers found innovative solutions including a child’s scooter, piles of books and even a toilet plunger to help stabilise and enable camera angles. 

Swan Lake Bath Ballet is iconic in movement, epic in music and fun thanks to its setting; a memorable project made during Covid-19 that will make a huge splash. 

About Corey Baker

Corey Baker is an award-winning choreographer and filmmaker. Fuelled by a passion that dance is for everyone, and with a commitment to drive dance into the 21st century, Corey takes dance out of traditional settings and into stadiums, skyscrapers, playgrounds and onto TV, film and even onto the ice-sheets of Antarctica. Originally from New Zealand, Corey trained as a classical dancer in Christchurch NZ and Sydney Australia before moving to Switzerland to dance at Ballet Theatre Basel. Corey relocated to the UK in 2008 to join BalletBoyz and continued to dance for many acclaimed companies and choreographers. He started Corey Baker Dance in 2010 to create and produce his own work across stage and screen and has created over 20 works to date. Corey Baker Dance is based in Birmingham, England and Corey is also resident choreographer at Royal New Zealand Ballet.