Athletic Art Productions

Showcasing the Athleticism of Dance

BaseBallet

Our original feature, BaseBallet, was “the first in a series of documentary shorts that visualizes a unique relationship between athletes from two disciplines that on the surface -- seem very different.”

 Click the above image to visit BaseBallet on the CSN Bay Area website

Click the above image to visit BaseBallet on the CSN Bay Area website

Weston Krukow and his father, Mike Krukow - Giants announcer and former Major League pitcher - had ongoing discussions about the similarities between their two professions, dance and baseball.

These conversations inspired Weston and Ben Needham-Wood to choreograph an entire dance routine to be performed on the field at AT&T Park.

Working with a team of producers and videographers from CSN, they crafted a concept to perform at sunrise, providing a stunning and fresh look of one of the more scenic sporting stages in the world.

Combining baseball-inspired movements with contemporary ballet technique and athletic prowess, Krukow and Needham-Wood put on a truly one-of-a-kind performance.

BaseBallet received the 2015-2016 Northern California Area Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in

"Arts/Entertainment-Feature/Segment"

Executive Producer, Devon Fox - Producer, Sean Madisson - Director of Photography, Michael Philips - Choreographers, Weston Krukow and Ben Needham-Wood


BaseBallet is currently featured in the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame exhibit "The Dancing Athlete"

Exhibit will be on display until April 2018 - 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

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