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Royal Ballet star Fernando Montaño dances in a ‘sea of plastic’ for Ocean Outdoor campaign

By on Monday, June 10, 2019

Images of Royal Ballet star Fernando Montaño dancing in a ‘sea of plastic’ have been unveiled for World Oceans Day

The campaign, Dance for the Sea, is a new work filmed in London by the underwater photographer Robin Conway and choreographed by Montaño.

In the film and photographs, Montaño is immersed under water as he dances among recycled plastic art sculptures created by students at three schools in London.

Dance for the Sea is a part of Ocean Outdoor’s ‘Ocean for Oceans’ mission to highlight the devastating effects plastic pollution is having on the world’s oceans.

The media company sponsored the project, which was created in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society.

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.”

Previews of the photographs and some clips from the film will be exhibited on Ocean’s Grid network in nine UK cities

The charity will also benefit from proceeds raised during an exclusive show, starring Montaño and an auction at London’s Royal Academy of Music on July 18.

Ocean’s senior marketing executive Liliana Teixeira said: “Combining performance with unique and striking imagery to communicate a global issue really is The Art of Outdoor at its best. Dance for the Sea is the next stage in our Ocean for Oceans mission to help everyone turn the tide on plastic.”

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