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An original dance film from English National Ballet created in partnership with Manchester International Festival.

Commissioned by English National Ballet and produced in partnership with Manchester International Festival, Curing Albrecht is an original dance film, directed and choreographed by Morgann Runacre-Temple and Jessica Wright.

Curing Albrecht shows a young man who checks into a bespoke institution, hoping to be cured of his inability to stop dancing. Inspired by themes of dancing and madness in Giselle, it was shot on location in Manchester’s spectacular Victoria Baths and features a cast of dancers from Greater Manchester, performing alongside dancer Sam Coren and actor Jenny Runacre.

An in-depth choreographic experience, the young cast members have had the opportunity to experience life on a professional film set, and to be part of an in-depth choreographic process creating dance specifically for the camera.

It’s been an absolutely amazing experience; working alongside Jessica and Morgann, English National Ballet and Manchester International Festival was unreal. This process has been a really big eye opener and has given me an insight into creating dance for the screen.
Cast Member

In 2017, Curing Albrecht won awards for Best Dance Film at the New Renaissance Film Festival, Best Director at the Portland Dance Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Choreoscope International Dance Film Festival.  Curing Albrecht was also made available on BBC iPlayer during January 2017.