Txoria (The Bird)

2013

Documentary, 22 minutes, HD (Arri Alexa), 1:1, 85, Dolby Stereo, UK, 2013.

London Film School

SYNOPSIS:

Itziar Mendizabal is a first soloist at The Royal Ballet, London. When she was a child, she asked her father if she could be a ballet dancer. He answered writing the lyrics of the famous Basque song: Txoria Txori (The bird is a bird), setting her free to do what she wanted. Using the image of the bird to portray a strong woman, TXORIA is the collaboration between a dancer, a choreographer and the filmmakers of this documentary.

ITZIAR MENDIZABAL

MIGUEL ALTUNAGA

FERNANDO MONTANO

JESUS MARI MENDIZABAL

MERTXE ESCRIBANO

Written & Directed by

Producer

Cinematographer

Editor

Sound Recordist & Designer

Worldwide Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Mixer Final Dance

MIKEL GURREA

ANTONIO DURAN

MARK KHALIFE

BAHADOR ADAB

SANDRA TABEL

ALEXEJ MUNGERSDORFF

FILIPE SOVERAL PASKIEWICZ

SWAN

Dancer

Choreography

Make Up

Original Music

Arrangements

Cello

ITZIAR MENDIZABAL

MARIUS PETIPA

ZOE McINTYRE

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

ALEX HARWOOD

JARED SORKIN

BLUEBIRD

Dancers


Choreography

Make Up

Original Music

Arrangements

Flute

ITZIAR MENDIZABAL
FERNANDO MONTANO

MARIUS PETIPA

ITZIAR MENDIZABAL

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

ALEX HARWOOD

JONATHAN HILL

FIREBIRD

Dancer

Choreography

Make Up

Original Music

ITZIAR MENDIZABAL

BASED ON MICHEL FOLKINE

ZOE McINTYRE

ALEX HARWOOD

TXORIA

Dancer

Choreography

Original Music

Cello

ITZIAR MENDIZABAL

MIGUEL ALTUNAGA

ALEX HARWOOD

JARED SORKIN

Special Thanks To

JESUS MARI MENDIZABAL & MERTXE ESCRIBANO,
MARISOL BASTIDA, MIKEL LABOA, JOXAN ARTZE
LEIRE ZUGASTI, JOSEBA ORMAZURI

Music

TXORIA TXORI (M. LABOA / J. ARTZE) – Mikel Laboa (Bat Hiru/KD-848/Elkar)
www.elkarargitaletxea.com

THE COSTUME DEPARTMENT OF THE ROYAL BALLET

FERNANDO MONTANO

Thanks To

ROSIE NEAVE
ALEX BATTERBEE
SOPHIE LAWRENSON
KATIE DAVIS
ALL MEMBERS OF STAFF OF THE ROYAL BALLET
THE ROYAL PARKS
MAIJE MAISUETXE
AGUSTIN GURREA
ISONA RIGAU
ALL TUTORS AND MEMBERS OF STAFF OF THE LONDON FILM SCHOOL



Shot In The UK in 2012

IN THE PALACE – Balchik International Short Film Festival

Listapad – Minsk International Film Festival

BAD Bilbao Festival of Contemporary Dance and Theatre in collaboration with ZineBi

FEST- New Directors Film Festival in Portugal

FIRST International Film Festival Xining – China

Rights sold and broadcasted by EITB (Basque National Television)