As readers of this site may recall, Canada’s CBC is running a one-hour adaptation of the Alberta Ballet’s Love Lies Bleeding next week.
Created by Jean Grand Maître for the ballet company, this vivid television adaptation explores the victories, trials and sacrifices of a unique musical phenomenon whose intensity, melancholia and sheer force of will influenced the world of music and inspired compassion and joy in millions of people, as seen through the eyes of an adoring fan.
With illuminating introductions into the performances offered by renowned CBC broadcaster, writer and musician, Jian Ghomeshi, the film provides a rare insight into the trials and triumphs of one of the world’s most outspoken, engaging and influential musical icons – all seen through the beauty and majesty of ballet.
The programme can be seen on April 9.
Over in the UK, Elton recently spoke to the BBC’s Zane Lowe about his admiration for Pnau, and how he is still thrilled by music.
The chat is available on BBC iPlayer through April 9.