Kim Brandstrup creates dance and movement for major feature films, most recently with Phyllida Lloyd (director of Mamma Mia), but also in independent/art cinema, collaborating over many years with The Brothers Quay.
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden , 5 September 2014
"Kim Brandstrup’s masterly Leda and The Swan, which mingles Yeats’s poetry (read by Fiona Shaw) has the texture and heft of proper film-making. Zenaida Yanowsky and Tommy Franzen are transfixing."
Pathé / Film4 / UK Film Council / The Weinstein Company / Canal + / Goldcrest Pictures
Wimbledon TV Studios, UK, 2011/2012
An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.
Fitzroy Productions / BAM / Epidaurus Festival
London, New York, Greece, 2012 / 2013
The inimitable Fiona Shaw and dancer Daniel Hay-Gordon will perform one of the best loved poems in the English language, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic The Rime of the Ancient Mariner at The Old Vic Tunnels, in a production directed by Phyllida Lloyd with choreography by Kim Brandstrup.
'Caressed by Hades (Kenneth Tharp), she dances a limp and deathly pas de deux (choreographed by Kim Brandstrup). Orpheus descends to reclaim her, but when his bid to lead her back to life fails, a series of sublimely strange final images show him shut out and all light extinguished.'
Rupert Christensen, Daily Telegraph
Koninck Studios, February 2006
THE PIANO TUNER OF EARTHQUAKES is the breathtakingly beautiful and long-awaited second feature film from the Quay Brothers.
Malmo Dramatic Theatre
Hippodrome , Malmo, Novemberr 1996
"The brilliant over aching concept which Kim Brandstrup maintains throughout his directorial debut , forces our attention from the individual onto the the overall structure"
Samuel Goldwyn Company
Based on A.S Byatt's novel and directed by Phillip Hass the film included a number a danced scenes choreographed by Kim Brandstrup, ranging from a a big Victorian ball to Amazonian tribal dances.
Koninck Studios, 1995
The first feature film by the Brothers Quay. This visually stunning and poetic evocation of 'Jakob von Gunten' by Robert Walser has since its premiere in 95 become a cult classic.
Aalborg Theatre, Denmark, May 1989