Leila McMillan - Family Portraits

Film trailer for Family Portraits


During Spring 2015, choreographer Leila McMillan built on her previous years R&D process, to create a new piece of work, Family Portraits. The creative team was again with dance artists Faith Prendergast, Karl William Fagerlund Brekke, Mansoor Ali, Martha Passakopoulou, Kraczkowska Karolina, Typhaine Delaup, plus Danilo Caruso. The rest of the team was made up by musician Domenico Angarano, photographer Manuel Vazquez, producer and dramaturg Claire Hicks, lighting from Emerald Faerie and Ben Pacey, costume design & art direction from Paolo Fiorentini, stage design by I. Carlos, and myself as filmmaker. The resulting piece, nurtured by the whole team explores love, humour, frustration, dysfunction and harmony, with the dancers portraying the complexities of family life.

The final hour long show was showcased at Greenwich Dance, and will go on to show at Sadlers Wells and a further tour. The final film was screened at The Apartment

Thumbnail image © Manuel Vazquez 2015

September 2015