Encore Shorts: Curing Albrecht

About the Film

September’s Encore Shorts film, Curing Albrecht, follows a young man who checks into a bespoke institution hoping to be cured of his inability to stop dancing. Inspired by themes of dancing and madness in the classic ballet Giselle, it was shot on location in Manchester’s spectacular Victoria Baths.

This fun and lively short features a cast of dancers from Greater Manchester, performing alongside dancer Sam Coren and actor Jenny Runacre. Commissioned by English National Ballet and produced in partnership with Manchester International Festival, it was directed and choreographed by Morgann Runacre-Temple and Jessica Wright, collectively known as Jess and Morgs.

Curing Albrecht appeared at the 2017 San Francisco Dance Film Festival. That year it also won awards for Best Dance Film at the New Renaissance Film Festival, Best Director at the Portland Dance Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Choreoscope International Dance Film Festival.


From the Director:

[Filmmaker video]

Film Still from "Curing Albrecht". A man wearing a blue striped shirt splashes in a large pool. Behind him, two other dancers dressed in blue are also in the pool.

Film Info

Director: Jessica Wright, Morgann Runacre-Temple
Choreographer: Jessica Wright, Morgann Runacre-Temple
(United Kingdom, 2016) 5:00
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