The Three Graces (film)
Scottish Ballet’s first-ever Digital Artist in Residence, Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, built on his visually sublime arsenal of digital artworks by working with three choreographers and composers to create Technology//Mythology//Allegory – a series of three new works – for the 2019 Digital Season.
Beauty, artifice, voyeurism and the digital gaze are questioned in The Three Graces, a highly manipulated and multi-layered collaboration between Zachary Eastwood-Bloom and choreographer Madeline Squire.
Scottish Ballet premiere: Digital Season 2019 (World Premiere)
Concept & Direction: Zachary Eastwood-Bloom
Choreography: Madeline Squire
Director of Photography: Alan McLaughlan
VFX Artist & Editor: Sam Goodwin
Music: Kinetic Alchemy
The myth of The Three Graces
Euphrosyne, Aglaea and Thalia were three daughters of Zeus and were said to represent youth/beauty, mirth and elegance. The Graces were created to fill the world with pleasant moments and good will. Usually the Graces attended the goddess of beauty Aphrodite and her companion Eros and loved dancing around in a circle to Apollo’s divine music, to delight the guests of the gods. In Greek mythology they are rarely represented as individual entities but always together, ‘a triple incarnation of grace and beauty.’
Euphrosyne is a Goddess of Joy or Mirth, and the incarnation of grace and beauty. Aglaea is the Greek goddess of beauty, splendor, glory, magnificence, and adornment. Thalia is the goddess of abundance, festivity and rich banquets.
Images by Rimbaud Patro