The strength and purity of the dancers, the unearthly luminosity of the lighting plus the clarity and delicacy of
the music: the combination of all three has resulted in perhaps our most challenging film venture yet - GLOW.
Filmed on location at DIVA - Museum for diamonds, jewellery and silver during their brilliant futuristic exhibition entitled The Jeweller’s Art - Revolutionary jewels from 1960-1970, and designed by CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT X BEYOND SPACE, GLOW features our dancers Anna Yeh en Lucas Bierlair in yet another JBA collaboration with the highly talented young Flemish dancer/composer Wolf Hoeyberghs.
The image we wish to portray is that of the joy of creation, the merging of different artistic forces - we regard this as our way forward.
After the fresh hope vividly portrayed in ‘AWAKENING’ we follow it up by another quality in today’s harsh climate.
‘YU' stands for COURAGE and this is what our two Japanse male dancers Rin Isomura & Akihito Shimogata perfectly illustrate in this second JBA short film, entirely put together by the exact same team behind ‘AWAKENING’.
AWAKENING is JBA’s very first short film - a fusion of dance & nature!
The film was captured in the ‘Zevenbergenbos’ in Ranst and has conceptually and visually been brought to the screen by Alain Honorez, JBA’s artistic leader.
For the occasion JBA collaborated with Wolf Hoeyberghs, junior dancer with the Zürich ballett, who composed a magical piece of music. Wolf, on his turn, invited Martina Renau (Zürich junior dancer) to give color to the music’s main instrument; the cello. The choreography is from the hand of our very own ballet mistress Altea Nuñez.
May the pictures shine a little light on these dark days and awaken the wish to see our young dancers performing live once more!