Yota – Musion Mikhailoky Ballet Party
Holographic Film Installation, London, UK, 2010


A mesmerising holographic film installation to celebrate the Mikhailovsky Ballet premiere of ‘Swan Lake’ at The Coliseum, the home of English National Opera.  The film was first exhibited at the Yota sponsored premiere after show party as a spellbinding holographic installation using Musion’s Eyeliner system – a reinvention of the Victorian stage illusion Pepper’s Ghost –  in which the prima ballerina dances before turning into a glass swan and then shattering into a flurry of crystal butterflies.


Laura Jean Healey was hired as a Director of Photography by Musion to light and film the real life Prima Ballerina, before post-production house SquareZero added the final 3D animation and special effects.  The installation received great acclaim and was awarded the 2010 Musion Academy Media Award.


Please scroll down to view the final holographic installation in situ at the premiere after show party, held at 8 Northumberland Place, London.


Mikhailovsky Ballet Premiere After Show Party
8 Northumberland Place, London, May 2010