Boots No 7
Boots No 7
Boots and Mother London
60, 30 and 2 x 10 seconds
Kaleo 'Way Down We Go'
15 April 2016
Wayne McGregor choreographed Alessandra Ferri for the Boots No 7 campaign in 2016. Ferri danced with a hologram of her younger self from when she first performed as principal dancer for The Royal Ballet in a production of Romeo and Juliet.
The visual effects in the advert were created without CGI by world-leading hologram company Musion. The advert was directed by Tom Harper, with new choreography by McGregor. Special credit to Sir Kenneth MacMillan who choreographed 19-year-old Ferri's performance in Romeo and Juliet with The Royal Ballet.
At 19, Alessandra Ferri was the youngest ever principal dancer at The Royal Ballet. She temporarily retired in 2007, but at 52 she returned to dance with the company to create her role in Woolf Works with McGregor. Woolf Works premiered at the Royal Opera House on 11 May 2015 and had its first revival in January 2017. Ferri was the recipient of the Olivier award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance and the National Dance Award for Best Female Dancer for her performance.
Films courtesy of Boots UK and Mother London.