Madam and the Dying Swan

Massimo has composed and performed the soundtrack for this documentary on piano and orchestra at MN Studios.  The project took 2 months from theme to mastering. 

This is an intriguing documentary set against a background of the development of British Ballet. It focuses on how, in 1980, Dame Ninette de Valois, known widely as ‘Madam’, passed on to ballerina Marguerite Porter the version of Pavlova’s Swan solo she had notated at the Palace Theatre in 1913. In the film we see Porter, in turn, teaching it to Argentinian Royal Ballet ballerina Marianela Nuñes at one of theYorkshireballet galas. Plus an extract from Anna Pavlova (1924).