Pigments Come to Life in a Film Ballet Set to Sondheim's "Color and Light"

News   Pigments Come to Life in a Film Ballet Set to Sondheim's "Color and Light" Graham Phillips (CBS’s "The Good Wife") and Eamon Foley (Everyday Rapture, Assassins) — member of the original cast of the Broadway musical 13 — collaborated on an eight-minute film titled "Color + Light," which consists of a ballet set to the Stephen Sondheim song "Color and Light" from Sunday in the Park With George.

Colby Hyland and Sophie Andreassi play the roles of George and Dot, but ones very different from the musical. In the film, the various colors on George's palette come to life and dance. The story adds an unexpected twist at the end.

As a soundtrack, the film uses the original cast recording, featuring Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters.

Billed as "A Grind Arts Film," the movie employs Princeton University Ballet dancers, choreographed by Foley, to explore "the titillating and all-consuming experience that is being an artist as described in Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George. Phillips and Foley performed in Jason Robert Brown’s 13 before attending Princeton University together. At school they founded Grind Arts Company, a theater company dedicated to contemporizing the musical, through which Foley directed and choreographed reimagined productions that Phillips starred in. Their work on Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, along with Foley’s work in Roundabout Theater Company’s production of Assassins and Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters, brought them to Sunday in the Park and the song 'Color and Light' which mirrored their creative process."

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