A journey beyond dreams and reality...
Dance theatre at its most potent and ambitious, Return to Heaven
crosses lands, cultures and time to create a mythology and symbolism of its own. Hounded by scientists and supernatural forces, and trying desperately not to lose one another, two explorers journey perilously through lands of unleashed demons and gods to play their role in the resurrection of an ancient deity.
With influences of William Burroughs, old horror films and Victorian chillers, Mark Bruce Company presents visions of cursed tombs, jungles, science fiction nightmares and islands of paradise. Set to music ranging from Penderecki to Lanegan, Return to Heaven is visceral and poignant, intricately choreographed and laced with dark humour.
Return to Heaven trailer
Written, choreographed and directed by Mark Bruce
Music for trailer: Science Fiction Sleep from the album: Girl in a Graveyard by Mark Bruce
Dancers: Eleanor Duval, Dane Hurst, Carina Howard, Sharol Mackenzie, Jordi Calpe Serrats, Christopher Thomas
Camera and Editing: Mark Bruce
Sound recording: John Kilroy
The album Girl in a Graveyard is available as a
Footage captured at BlackBirdRedRose Studios
Camera: Canon EOS R
Lenses: Canon 24-70mm, Canon 70-200mm
Edited in FCPX
Graded in FilmConvert
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