Ewa Krasucka

Bio

Born in 1985, Warsaw. Multicamera director and photographer, specializing in filming ballet, opera, theater and concerts.

Truly passionate about filming stage performances in which she applies her musical education and over 20 years of experience in ballet photography. Since 2009 she has been the main photographer and videomaker for the Polish National Ballet. Author of recordings and trailers that have shaped the company’s image internationally.

In 2016 she successfully filmed Krzysztof Pastor’s ballet The Tempest based on Shakespeare. Since then, she has filmed the most important performances of the Polish National Ballet, including works by John Neumeier, Wayne McGregor, Manuel Legris, John Cranko, Kenneth MacMillan, Hans van Manen, Yuri Grigorovich, Liam Scarlett, Maina Gielgud, Natalia Makarova and Bronislava Nijinska. In 2018 she directed the first two full-length livestreams of ballets  from the Warsaw stage (International Ballet Gala and And the rain will pass… by Krzysztof Pastor with music by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki). In the same year she took over the artistic management of the Audiovisual Studio of the Polish National Opera.

Her filming of the ballet Giselle from 2022, choreographed by Maina Gielgud, reached nearly 500,000 views and thus broke the viewing record of the OperaVision platform. Some of the comments were:

Love the way this is filmed. Good cameraman and director! Very often I find that they do so many cuts at the editing that you can’t appreciate the dancers and the choreography. This is perfect! (the dancers and the orchestra are amazing) @FannyPlusvi

I COMPLETELY AGREE! Just enough close-ups & full frames without losing the ballet; TRUELY, seamless! Thank you for posting! We who can not afford access to attend in person, have not missed out by watching it on a recorded visual medium! Truly, MAGICAL!! @evelanpatton

Magnifique représentation, superbement filmée ! Tous les danseurs et danseuses ont une technique parfaite et sont pleins de grâce de beauté et ont une synchronisation parfaite. Excellent orchestre! Bravo à tous et merci infiniment pour ces moments de bonheur! @Jean-Pierre Priolau

She has also created video projections for numerous ballet and opera productions of the Polish National Opera and Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, as well as for the Lithuanian National Ballet, Wrocław Opera, Silesian Opera, Stadttheater Giessen or Opera at the Castle in Szczecin.

LIST OF FULL-LENGTH FILMINGS

KILAR CONCERTO Kilar / Pastor | PNB, 2023
MOVING ROOMS Schnittke, Górecki / Pastor | PNB, 2023
LA BAYADÈRE Petipa, Makarova / Minkus | PNB, 2023
PETER GRIMES Britten / Klauza, Treliński | PNO, 2023 (co-dir Marcin Dunin-Borkowski) watch full
GROSSE FUGE van Manen / Beethoven | PNB, 2023 watch trailer
EROICA VARIATIONS Brandsen / Beethoven | PNB, 2023 watch trailer
7TH SYMPHONY van Schayk / Beethoven | PNB, 2023 watch trailer
GISELLE Coralli&Perrot, Petipa – Gielgud / Adam, PNB 2022 watch excerpt
DRACULA Pastor / Kilar, PNB 2022 watch trailer
EXODUS Hop / Kilar | PNB, 2022 watch trailer
BIEGUNI-HARNASIE Weiss / Szymanowski | PNB 2022 watch trailer
ROMEO & JULIET Pastor / Prokofiev, PNB 2021 watch trailer
NEW YEAR’S BALLET GALA, PNB 2021
LE CORSAIRE Legris / Adam, PNB 2020 watch trailer
LES NOCES Nijinska / Stravinsky, PNB, 2019
DO NOT GO GENTLE Pastor / Stravinsky, PNB, 2019
INFRA McGregor / Richter, PNB, 2019
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Petipa, Grigorovich / Tchaikovsky | PNB, 2019
PNB’s 10th anniversary Ballet Gala, PNB, 2019
SARMATIAN PARABLE Conrad Drzewiecki / Stanisław Moniuszko | PNB, 2019
HUSBAND AND WIFE Anna Hop / Stanisław Moniuszko | PNB, 2019
CONCERTO IN E MINOR Liam Scarlett / Fryderyk Chopin | PNB, 2018 watch trailer
CONCERTO IN F MINOR Krzysztof Pastor / Fryderyk Chopin | PNB, 2018 watch trailer
LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS John Neumeier / Fryderyk Chopin | PNB, 2018 watch trailer
ŚWITEZIANKA Bondara / Morawski PNB, 2017 watch trailer
ON A STAVE Tyski / Tansman, PNB, 2017 watch trailer
VIOLIN CONCERTO no. 2 | Przybyłowicz / Szymanowski | PNB, 2017 watch trailer
DARKNESS choreography: Izadora Weiss | PNB, 2017
SWAN LAKE Pastor, traditional sequences / Tchaikovsky | PNB, 2017 watch trailer
CASANOVA IN WARSAW Pastor / Mozart | PNB, 2017
CHOPINIANA Alexei Fadeyechev after M. Fokin / Chopin | PNB, 2016 watch trailer
BOLERO Pastor / Ravel | PNB, 2016 watch trailer
CHROMA choreography: Wayne McGregor | PNB, 2016 watch trailer
THE TEMPEST choreography: Krzysztof Pastor | PNB, 2016
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW choreography: John Cranko | PNB, 2015 watch trailer

LIST OF LIVE BROADCASTS

2nd INTERNATIONAL CHOPIN COMPETITION ON PERIOD INSTRUMENTS
(2nd stage / Sessions 1 & 3) | Chopin Institute 10-11/10/2023
BRAMY NOCY Sinfonia Varsovia, Jean-Pierre Wallez | Paus, Barber, Elgar | Szalone Dni Muzyki 24/09/2023
TOMASZ RITTER from Żelazowa Wola l Chopin Institute 17/09/2023 watch on Chopin Institute’s YT channel
SZCZEPAN KOŃCZAL from Żelazowa wola | Chopin Institue 10/09/2023 watch on Chopin Institute’s YT channel
TOBIAS KOCH from Żelazowa Wola | Chopin Institute 3/09/2023 watch on Chopin Institute’s YT channel
ALEKSANDRA ŚWIGUT, PEDRO LÓPEZ SALAS, {oh!} Orkiestra | Chopin Institute 24/08/2023 watch on Chopin Institute’s YT channel
PAWEŁ WAKARECY from Żelazowa Wola | Chopin Institute 4/06/2023
LEONORA ARMELLINI from Żelazowa Wola | Chopin Institute 11/09/2022
MARTÍN GARCÍA GARCÍA | Chopin Institute 18/08/2022 watch on Chopin Institute’s YT channel
AIMI KOBAYASHI from Żelazowa Wola | Chopin Institute 14/08/2022
NARUHIKO KAWAGUCHI from Żelazowa Wola | Chopin Institute 5/06/2022
МИ З ВАМИ / JESTEŚMY Z WAMI Charytatywna gala dla Ukrainy | Teatr Wielki – Opera Narodowa 14/04/2022 (with M. Dunin-Borkowski)
JAKUB HRŮŠA conducts Brahms, Bartók et Dvořák – with P. Kopatchinskaja, Bamberg Symphony – medici.tv 21/01/2021 (with M. Dunin-Borkowski)
MIŁOŚĆ OD OSTATNIEGO WEJRZENIA V. Rudan, Teatr Dramatyczny, 40. WST, 13/12/2020
AND THE RAIN WILL PASS… – Pastor / Górecki – PNB 24/10/2018
INTERNATIONAL BALLET GALA – Polish National Ballet 23/02/2018