Egon Schiele: Dangerous Desires
Aired on BBC Two, Saturday 10th November 2018
Artistic Director Amit Lahav worked on movement direction and casting for BBC2’s documentary about Austrian painter Egon Schiele, Egon Schiele: Dangerous Desires, directed by Teresa Griffiths. Shown on BBC2 in the week coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Schiele’s death, the documentary told the story of Schiele’s short and dramatic life in his own words, using original letters and writings.
The documentary used Lahav’s choreography to convey the expressiveness of Schiele’s work, focusing on its physicality and humanity.
★★★★★ Financial Times
“Interspersed dramatised episodes are not unusual in this kind of documentary but here they have an extra, thrilling dimension… Quasi-balletic interludes also fit the artist’s vision of forceful movement capturing extreme emotional states.”
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