Out-of-home media owner Ocean Outdoor extends its Ocean for Oceans mission on World Oceans Day (Saturday, June 8th) when it presents exclusive clips from an underwater film and photoshoot produced by the celebrated Royal Ballet Company soloist Fernando Montaño.
Filmed in London by the underwater photographer Robin Conway, Dance for the Sea is a new work choreographed by Montaño to highlight the disastrous pollution of the world’s oceans and waterways by plastic.
In the film and an exclusive series of 10 photographs, Montaño is immersed under water as he moves and dances among recycled plastic art sculptures which were created by students at three London schools.
The transparent beauty of the water and contrasting plastic sculptures represent conflicting scenes between nature and pollution across the planet.
Previews of Robin Conway’s photographs and clips from the film will be showcased on Ocean’s Grid network (32 screens) and other screens in nine cities including Glasgow, Birmingham, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Leeds from World Oceans Day from June 8th until June 10th.
Fernando Montaño said: “Our generation may still be able to enjoy the beauty and mystery of the sea, but it is possible that the next one will never really know that we once had the most incredible seas and oceans full of the most incredible animals.
“Being able to communicate an important message at scale across Ocean screens brings new depth and scale to this performance, something which is very important to both myself and Robin.”
As part of its Ocean for Oceans initiative, Ocean sponsored the filming of the underwater dance performance in London and introduced Montaño to its charity partner, the Marine Conservation Society.