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.”
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
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