"Melody Nelson perfectly captures Verlaine's impulse to make erotic ballet, and shows how the format can work." ~Seattle Dances
Histoire de Melody Nelson is Lily Verlaine's fantastical take on Serge Gainsbourg's 1972 concept album of the same name. The 27-minute one-act ballet is available for festival bookings and tours.
Photos by Christopher Nelson
Video collected by Jonathan Hauser, edited by Dylan Ward