Ted Brandsen's dramatic full-length ballet tells the life story of infamous Dutch dancer and alleged spy, Mata Hari. Brandsen's filmic production follows the young Margarethe Zelle on her journey to becoming one of the most fêted dancers in the world... from her strict upbringing in Friesland, through her unhappy marriage in the Dutch East Indies, to Paris and the Moulin Rouge and Europe in the First World War.
Starring award-winning Russian ballerina Anna Tsygankova in the title role, with Casey Herd, Jozef Varga and Artur Shesterikov as Mata Hari's lovers.
"Anna Tsygankova ... a skilled and emotional ballerina ... Her magnetic presence, strong body language and mysterious aura perfectly suit that of Mata Hari... " Bachtrack
MATA HARI 113' | 2016 Director: Jeff Tudor
Co-producers: Dutch National Opera & Ballet Mezzo
First broadcast: Mezzo 23rd February 2016
Recorded at Dutch National Opera & Ballet
Choreography: Ted Brandsen Music: Tarik O'Regan Performed by: Dutch National Ballet Dutch Ballet Orchestra
TV sales: EuroArts Home video release September 2016